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Wheel Bearing

Last night a humming started and when i quickly moved the steering wheel to the left going about 45 or so mph it went away when i moved the wheel but once i was going straight again it still hummed so I'm guessing its my front left wheel bearing.


I know Timken is the recommended replacement but i found these that are a bit under 200 for a pair with a 2 year warranty


http://www.1aauto.com/1A/wheel-beari...39/315938/1998

Timkens are a bit under 200 for each one so I don't know which to choose.

Also, does anybody know the part number for that little ring/clip that is a ***** to get off on the PVH trucks?
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I find that a big problem with the non-timken hubs is that the abs will not read, that is a problem I had. I don't know what brand I got but they claimed to be of the same quality as Timken, and the seller sent another abs sensor. I was able to get both those plastic clips out without breaking, you just need a good pair of split ring pliers and patience.
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i wouldnt cheap out on bearings, timken is some of the best around and yeah you may be able to use the cheaper ones for a while but they are more likely to wear out sooner than a good name brand like timken.
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dont be a cheap *** P, especially on bearings that hold your damn wheels on! lol but seriously, in the hub assembly department you really do get what you paid for. get the timkens, trust me.
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lol ok. I may as well order manual hubs too since i gotta take this crap off. time to use a credit card and pay interest -____-
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is it the little orange plastic ring with the two holes in it behind your hub? when i ripped mine apart i broke one and had to go to the dealership for it. I think they charged me $11 for it. they also give you the metal ring that holds it closed with it.
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also i belive wheel bearings are opposite the side of the noise, so its probly right wheel
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Timken or Manuals all the way
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i got a pair of timkens from roack auto for that price. my truck likes to eat them
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Oversized tires tend to. Even 33s.
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is it the little orange plastic ring with the two holes in it behind your hub? when i ripped mine apart i broke one and had to go to the dealership for it. I think they charged me $11 for it. they also give you the metal ring that holds it closed with it.
yeah i gotta get a few just incase lol

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also i belive wheel bearings are opposite the side of the noise, so its probly right wheel
definitely the left wheel lol

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Timken AND Manuals all the way
Fixed lol

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i got a pair of timkens from roack auto for that price. my truck likes to eat them
hopefully these last.
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Its been 500 miles and there is still no play at all. Im wondering if it could be something else. for the hell of it im going to rotate the tires and see if the noise goes somewhere else seeing as the noise came instantly not slowly and with these tires sucking, i wouldn't be surprised if it was one but it does sound like a bearing.
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Its been 500 miles and there is still no play at all. Im wondering if it could be something else. for the hell of it im going to rotate the tires and see if the noise goes somewhere else seeing as the noise came instantly not slowly and with these tires sucking, i wouldn't be surprised if it was one but it does sound like a bearing.
I've had them go at the worst possible times. after wheeling with you both front where shot and they were very shaky and loose. But I've poured oil on mine even tho they are some what sealed. being somewhat sealed allows the oil to get in and see if the noise goes away.
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