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Old 01-17-2005
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Wheel Bearing Replacement...

Anyone ever replace their front wheel bearings or have them replaced? I have four-wheel drive, so John's write up won't cover it, although it was quite interesting! Any help with a how to, or how much it cost to get done is greatly appreciated! Oh, and hi to all of you I haven't talked to in months!

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Hey, Nate! Did I ever give you a service CD for your truck? I should have and if I didn't I was negligent since you've been to my place enough. If you don't have it, shoot me your address and I'll get one out, or we can meet sometime.

Good to hear from you again! :)
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Message sent, thanks John!
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yo johnny boy ill take one of those service CDs!! my pass bearings need replaced.
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How do you know the bearings need to be replaced?? I'm thinking that the bearings may be the cause of the noise in my truck although I had always experienced bearing noise as a high pitched noise and this is very low pitch hum almost like driving on the highway with Super Swampers.
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the bearing is a ABS/bearing/hub unit
it costs around 125 bucks and you pretty much have to take everything apart to get to it.
first you unplug and un hook the ABS wire from the frame, next remove the caliper and bracket, next remove the rotor, now remove the CV shaft nut and washer, and last remove the 3 bolts from the backside of the knuckle and remove the bearing.

i have a good used bearing i'd part with for the right price.
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Old 01-19-2005
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Got it fixed today under waranty. They ran a test and found bearing had excessive play. They tightened and noise was still there. Aparently they replaced the entire hub assemble. Was told that you can't replace only the bearing, only comes in entire hub set. Reguardless, it's fixed and didn't cost anything. When it's warmer out, I might try and pull it apart and re-pack with water-proof grease, if it's possible.
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you can not service the bearing on 4x4's
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Nate, what kind of noise did you have?? Was it high pitched or low??
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low pitch. cross between a light grinding and a vibration that matched the wheel rotoation.
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