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Icon5 wheel bearings, Can you help me please?

Im looking for a good how to, to change my front wheel bearings. It is time for some new ones. Pictures would be great. The more visual the better. I just have never done them before and looking for help from my fellow ranger budds? Any help would be great guys. Thank you.

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pull the hubs, pull the rotors.....take a BRASS piece and use it to drive the old races out of the rotors.....there should be 2 that you can't get out, an inner and outter.....pack the new bearings properly and use the BRASS piece to drive them into the rotors......re-install the rotors and hubs....
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Being your truck is 11 years old you might want to enlist the help of a knowledgeable friend and go the extra mile and regrease / change the spindle bearings while you're at it.
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Being your truck is 11 years old you might want to enlist the help of a knowledgeable friend and go the extra mile and regrease / change the spindle bearings while you're at it.
spindle bearings are the easier! espically since it will all be out anyways...
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is this all i need? remember i have never done this before. So ill prob have dumb questions. http://www.partsamerica.com/productd...pe=184&PTSet=A

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is this all i need? remember i have never done this before. So ill prob have dumb questions. http://www.partsamerica.com/productd...pe=184&PTSet=A

get the parts from a dealer........if they are reasonable with their prices.....

BUT no matter were you get them, make sure you get Timken bearings......

you need 2 inner wheel bearings and 2 outter wheel bearings, along with the spindle bearings if you plan on doing them also....
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get the parts from a dealer........if they are reasonable with their prices.....

BUT no matter were you get them, make sure you get Timken bearings......

you need 2 inner wheel bearings and 2 outter wheel bearings, along with the spindle bearings if you plan on doing them also....
why Timken bearings at couriosity
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why Timken bearings at couriosity
they are by far the best bearings on the market....
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are wheel bearings and spindles an easy job to replace? do i get both parts from ford?
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are wheel bearings and spindles an easy job to replace? do i get both parts from ford?
you dont replace the whole spindle....just the bearings inside it.......you can probably get it done in about 2 hours...

you can get all the parts from Ford....
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any special tools i need?
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you need the hub nut socket for either the auto or manual hubs....
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you need the hub nut socket for either the auto or manual hubs....

I guess when i get off i can start looking around, hopefully ford won't screw me over with prices, if they do im use to walking right out.
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I guess when i get off i can start looking around, hopefully ford won't screw me over with prices, if they do im use to walking right out.
most auto parts stores also have Timken bearings.........i know Autozone carries the bearings and the hub nut removal tools.....the tool is about $15...
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most auto parts stores also have Timken bearings.........i know Autozone carries the bearings and the hub nut removal tools.....the tool is about $15...
ok great, theres a start, I'll go there first, than ford..........
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so they sell race drivers to tap the race back onto the hub?
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they should....if not find a piece of brass that looks like a punch...
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they are by far the best bearings on the market....
Said who? *in a deep voice* lol
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Said who? *in a deep voice* lol
years and years of use.....go buy a bearing from a dealership and it will be a Timken bearing.....
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Forgot the most important tool.

HAYNES MANUAL for your year truck !!
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got them in last week end. Job done and good to go, thanks for every ones help
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