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98+ Wheel bearing replacement

I noticed that there's not really any information on how to replace these on the forum

Well, now I'm saddled with the task of replacing mine. I've never done it before and I'm sure it will be a learning experience.

What I'm wondering is, Is there a need for a how-to on this?
I can take pics and offer what advice I come up with along the way, But is there a need? Or should I skip it and just fix the truck?
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Take wheel off. Take calipers and caliper brackets off. Take rotor off. Looses 3 bolts on the back of the knuckle. Take bearing assembly out. Installation is reverse of removal.
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Take wheel off. Take calipers and caliper brackets off. Take rotor off. Looses 3 bolts on the back of the knuckle. Take bearing assembly out. Installation is reverse of removal.
Well, I can only hope that it's that easy!
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I forgot one step. If you are non live axle then take the hub assemble apart. If you are live axle remove driveaxle nut.
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He's a 98, he'll have to pull the hub off then the snap ring out that is inside that. Pretty simple, and there is a How To for that part if you get stuck.

And good luck with those three bolts, hope you have a long breaker bar.
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Use an impact thats what i did mine on a 04 4X4, took 1/2 hr more time trying to find the axle nut
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When I removed the wheel, the hub just fell out!
Do I need new hubs now?
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Well, that was surprisingly simple.

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under coat that thing!
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No front sway bar? oh and whats the thing right of the WD40? Dont undercoat it use the John Deere Blitz Black in a rattle can = Some good sh*t
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oh and whats the thing right of the WD40?
I believe that is what's called a strut.
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yes you need a new hub they have a great price on rockauto.com. the bearing in the hub you can not get too. you have to replace the whole hub assembly.
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No front sway bar? oh and whats the thing right of the WD40? Dont undercoat it use the John Deere Blitz Black in a rattle can = Some good sh*t
Haven't had the sway bars on for years...

It's a little shock that mounts to the motor, I think only the 4.0's have them.


The hub that just fell out is the PVH hub. I'm trying to find new AVM's.
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Hmmm I dont have it on my 4.0 but then again mines a 04
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It's a little shock that mounts to the motor, I think only the 4.0's have them.
Weird... I've never seen that before either...
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Weird... I've never seen that before either...
really?

I think it's on the OHV's, I'll get a pic of it today.
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I think it's on the OHV's, I'll get a pic of it today.
Obviously not, my 99 4.0 doesn't have it.

Definitely take a pic, I'd love to see what it's hooked to.
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My friend's 97 OHV 4.0 2wd has that shock thingy.
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my 99 4.0 has it
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Obviously not, my 99 4.0 doesn't have it.

Definitely take a pic, I'd love to see what it's hooked to.
My 99 did as well.. it had to come out because the rag joint was in the way though.
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every ohv 4.0 i have seen has it min has it i would like to know what purpose it serves
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the motor has so much power it needs a shock.. thats what i tell people atleast
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It's hard to tell in this pic, but the upper mount just goes back and bolts to the block.

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Engine torque brace.

Same thing just mounted on the side.
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the motor has so much power it needs a shock.. thats what i tell people atleast
haha same here
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