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Wheel Bearing?

I have a lot of vibration coming from the front end, i've already balanced my tires so i know its not that. But how do I replace my wheel bearings? Do i really have to replace the entire hub assembly? I have a 2002 Ranger 4wd Edge 4.0L. Also is there one brand in particular I should get?
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I have a lot of vibration coming from the front end, i've already balanced my tires so i know its not that. But how do I replace my wheel bearings? Do i really have to replace the entire hub assembly? I have a 2002 Ranger 4wd Edge 4.0L. Also is there one brand in particular I should get?
yes you have to replace the entire assembly. jack the truck up and check for play before you go out buying stuff like i did.

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The brand to buy is TIMKEN. go on rockauto.com and buy it there, its the cheapest you'll find it and there is also a 5% discount code floating around . you need one for 4wheel abs btw.
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Yes, Unfortunately you'll have to replace the whole hub unit. It'll cost you anywhere from $187 to $217 for the part and the labor cost will be about $175. (If you do it yourself make sure you torque that axle nut down to 162 ft lbs)
And you'll want to go with a SKF hub unit. What you have on there now is TIMKEN and they're junk.

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Yes, Unfortunately you'll have to replace the whole hub unit. It'll cost you anywhere from $187 to $217 for the part and the labor cost will be about $175. (If you do it yourself make sure you torque that axle nut down to 162 ft lbs)
And you'll want to go with a SKF hub unit. What you have on there now is TIMKEN and they're junk.

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weird, everyone on here recommends timken. mine lasted 193k. they've never been replaced til i got the truck, I know the previous owner and he never replaced them

easy to do, specially with a live axle. i had to remove my lame pvh hubs first
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skf and timken are very comparable in quality, i would give the edge to timken but i use skf all the time as well. i would highly doubt the wheel bearings are causing a vibration without any other symptoms
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ya , its the whole hub assembly , not hard to change just a few bolts , mine cost about $320 but thats canadian change
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