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wheel bearing assymbly

my wheel bearing went out today and l looked around at auto parts stores and online. i found some but i am confused. do i need just the bearing like the one on the right? or the whole assym like on the left? ive done a couple wheel bearing and they where like the timken on the right. but they wernt 4x4 either do i need it since im 4x4?
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You will need the one on the left.
I just replaced mine last week.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...ger&vi=1438314

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You will need the one on the right
I just replaced mine last week.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...ger&vi=1438314
You mean the one on the left which is a 4x4 hub assembly,the one on the right is like the one's for the 2wd's.
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You mean the one on the left which is a 4x4 hub assembly,the one on the right is like the one's for the 2wd's.
Yea the one on the left.
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the newer 4x4s (like yours) use a sealed hub assembly with built in abs. 1 axle nut and four bolts and it is off
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the newer 4x4s (like yours) use a sealed hub assembly with built in abs. 1 axle nut and four bolts and it is off
Even easier... there's 1 axle nut and only three more bolts on the hub! lol
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anyone know how esay this bearing assym is to change out? walk thru? how to? pics?

now i just need to figure out if i have 2 or 4 wheel abs or order the one i need. does it matter if its pvh or not? the one in the o'reilly site said it would fit both but other ones ive seen it doesnt say
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It depends which truck it's going on-you have 2 listed in your sig-your '04 will have 4 wheel ABS, your '98 could have either-check the front hub assy(if it's the '98) and see if there is a skinny wiring harness plugged into the hub (like in the picture on the left) that runs along the spinde, frame, and then plugs into another harness right behing the headlight. The '98 will also have the PVH hubs, '04 does not.
On the '04 it's not a terrible job-just be sure to have plenty of PB blaster, a MAPP torch, 32mm socket, torque wrench, a 3-arm puller, and some patience. IIRC, the '98 will be slightly more involved.
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im talkn the '98. im gonna head out now to smoke and look it over. so just the simple bearing is the harder of the 2 jobs to do? wtf?
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i have a 97 XLT, 4x4 I just replaced the wheel bearings on the right side on Friday. The inner and outer bearings are the same part number. I installed SKF bearings. and dont forget a new wheel seal.
For my 97 I have a special 4 point wheelnut socket. and some quality grease to repack.
We had enough time to tear apart the opposite side and repack those in no time....
Very easy job.
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i do have 4 wheel abs so i need the whole assymbly not just the bearing.
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what the **** do you need a mapp torch and puller for? removed brakes and axle nut, unbolt three bolts from hub and tap with hammer and it will fall out
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i have a 97 XLT, 4x4 I just replaced the wheel bearings on the right side on Friday. The inner and outer bearings are the same part number. I installed SKF bearings. and dont forget a new wheel seal.
For my 97 I have a special 4 point wheelnut socket. and some quality grease to repack.
We had enough time to tear apart the opposite side and repack those in no time....
Very easy job.
your 97 is a totally different set up than the 98+ so none of that applies to the OP's situation.
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i do have 4 wheel abs so i need the whole assymbly not just the bearing.
ABS has nothing to do with it, the 98+ 4x4's all use a bearing/ hub assembly. 97 and older 4x4's have the inner/ outer bearing setup with the races pressed into the rotor/ hub
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can anyone tell me the fastest and easiest way to replace this wheel bearing assym? i searched and found one for an 03 and an 93-97 style but i believe both those are different than mine.
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a walk through for a 2003 will work. different type of hub, setup the same way.
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sweet thanks then ill just try to follow that one. i ordered one of those factory repair manuals on dvd off fleabay. idk if it will be worth a **** but it should be just as good as a chiltons or haynes. plus if i get it dirty then i can just print off a new copy
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pay attention to how ur hub comes off its vacuum operated and it has seals in it if you dont get back together the right way your hub wont look in
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hey do i need to grease this thing? im putn the new one on and i needed to know if it needs to be greased. i called two diff auto zones and they said 2 diff things. 1 said no and the other said yes.
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hey do i need to grease this thing? im putn the new one on and i needed to know if it needs to be greased. i called two diff auto zones and they said 2 diff things. 1 said no and the other said yes.
no they are sealed units, no way of greasing them.
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but its not realy sealed unit is it? it feels dry to me no grease.


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