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Well the past couple of days I noticed a slight squeak while driving and also a slight noise when turning. And a slight vibration in the steering.( thought it was tire out of balance) Well this morning my small noises became loud noises and my steering wheel shimmy turn into rapid shaking and I knew something was not right.



I limped it home only to find the jack was broke and I had to do the Afro engineer mod to jack up the truck. Only to find that my wheel had way too much play and could turn it quite considerably I\'m all dirrections. So made a phone call to confirm my diagnosis and BAM ****ing drivers hub is gone. Not quite as bad as some peoples hubs but I guess I cought it before my whell fell off and really efed up some stuff.



Ordered a hub from rockauto so it should be here next week. In the mean time I\'m pushing an escape around til my truck feels better.



Also I just broke the 83000 mile mark



Oh and I guess this could explain when it has felt like my truck was wondering while driving down the highway the past couple of days

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Here is a Video of how the steering wheel was shaking and how the wheel moves

YouTube - Steering wheel shake

YouTube - Hub is gone
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yours wasn't as bad as mine but yea that sucker is gone
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Yeah Im just glad I didnt have to wait for a wrecker
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You put FML for that? Seems almost normal. It is a pain that everyone went to unit wheelbearings instead of normal.
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You put FML for that? Seems almost normal. It is a pain that everyone went to unit wheelbearings instead of normal.
I put FML because I don't really have the money to spend to fix it. I would rather spend it on Christmas and mods
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As ODB once said...

Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yam, shimmy yay..



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I put FML because I don't really have the money to spend to fix it. I would rather spend it on Christmas and mods
I agree. A $500 hub job would ruin Christmas for my family. I would be like "Sorry about your luck". I'm sure they would be pleased.
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$500 hub job? thats high you can do it your self for less then $300 each. Dont feel bad both of mine went in the same week at 27K. Replaced both with Napa SKFs. Havent had a problem.
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i replaced both of mine at 55,000 miles. one was gone the other was loose. did both for around 200.00 with timken bearings
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Well atleast it isn't as bad as Shanes was in the video he made showing it, you wouldn't feel so bad about yours after seeing his
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Yeah Im glad it didnt completely let lose the night before doing 75 on the Highway late for work.

Ive seen a dodge rams let loose infront of mine a few months back and he about lost it in the ditch.

Where is Shanes Video
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Im glad you started this thread Ben. This morning I was backing into a park with my wheels almost fully locked to the right. I then heard this really nasty noise from the front left as I was backing up.

Ive also heard clicking, almost like a popping noise on and off from the front left for the past year.

I might need to check my hubs lol.
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Im glad you started this thread Ben. This morning I was backing into a park with my wheels almost fully locked to the right. I then heard this really nasty noise from the front left as I was backing up.

Ive also heard clicking, almost like a popping noise on and off from the front left for the past year.

I might need to check my hubs lol.
Yeah sounds about what ive had
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What is this? Wheel bearing goes bad month? I just had to do my passengers side and I'm doing drivers side tomorrow.
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Im glad you started this thread Ben. This morning I was backing into a park with my wheels almost fully locked to the right. I then heard this really nasty noise from the front left as I was backing up.

Ive also heard clicking, almost like a popping noise on and off from the front left for the past year.

I might need to check my hubs lol.

Sounds more like your CV's bro... If your hubs made that much of a popping noise then the wheel would be wobbling all over the f'n place.



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Well the popping is on and off. It will make a popping noise for a couple if days, and I can feel it in my steering wheel. It only last for about a day or two, then goes away for about a month.

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Well the popping is on and off. It will make a popping noise for a couple if days, and I can feel it in my steering wheel. It only last for about a day or two, then goes away for about a month.

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thats not a hub. sounds like a cv axle
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I put FML because I don't really have the money to spend to fix it. I would rather spend it on Christmas and mods
Man i feel for ya. mine was worse then that. i almost lost my wheel before i replaced mine lol

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Well the popping is on and off. It will make a popping noise for a couple if days, and I can feel it in my steering wheel. It only last for about a day or two, then goes away for about a month.

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Thats no hub bearing. like they said its most likely a cv axle
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mine was worse that shanes when it blew


thought i had pics of where my hub was in two peices but guess i deleted them.
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WTeff mine just went making some pretty bad noises. gotta get one asap
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Got the New Hub on today with some help from Marcus. Didnt take too long. COLD AS HELL out there today in the Driveway.

The bearings were pretty much gone. The seal was off.

Upon examination of the factory hub I realized it was made by Timken the same company my new one was made buy and it was over $100 cheaper than the motorcraft hub (which more than likely was the same Timken)

Ill post up pictures of the hub when I warm back up. been outside all day
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ya it was cold as crap. i still aint warm yet put them rims on mia truck so don't be mad bc one of her tires was flat when i pulled up.
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Take a picture of the exploder with those wheels on it
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