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Old 04-06-2011, 11:43 AM
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03 front hub bearing

I thought that I had read once that the 2003 front hub bearing could be replaced without replacing the entire hub. I am just beginning to track down a noise on my 2003 and it's coming from the right front. I jacked up the right front and spun the tire and heard my noise. I'm taking the wheel off later to inspect, but I want to get as much information on the hub first. Does anyone else remember seeing something about replacing the bearing only on the earlier models?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:04 PM
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I just had to replace the entire hub assembly on my 2004 6.0 4x4. The wheel bearing was not serviceable, I am pretty sure you have to replace the entire hub on a 2003 also.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:07 PM
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Being that I can't find what I thought I had read, I'll probably need to replace the entire thing. Could have sworn that someone had done just the bearing, with pictures and part numbers.
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The needle bearing in the back of the hub is what is servicable. The wheel bearing in the hub is self contained and is part of the hub assembly. Easy job. Should take about an 1.5 from start to finish.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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what kind of noise did you hear while driving? what about hen you just spun the tire? i think my hubs are bad as well trying to figure it out!
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Dependants there are 4 bolts if I rember right that holds the hub Berring in id spray with p b blaster
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what kind of noise did you hear while driving? what about hen you just spun the tire? i think my hubs are bad as well trying to figure it out!
You will hear a grinding sound if you jack the truck up and spin the tires. While driving the truck it will sound like a growling or humming. Check both sides if you do this. You can have a bad right front and it can sound like its the left front and vise versa. If you do end up replacing wheel bearings make sure you get the O-rings for the Locking hubs. The kit from ford has 2 o-rings and one retaining clip for the hub. You only need 1 o-ring per locking hub. The wheel bearing assy. from ford comes with the big yellow o-ring and the studs for the hub to the knuckle.

It's a pretty easy job. Should take about 1.5 hours per side. maybe less.
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