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post #1 of 6 Old 06-25-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel bearing

I have a 2005 f 350, long bed, xl. I can hear noise and feel something in my left front end when traveling over 30 and slightly turning left. I found the whole hub w/ bearing assembly on ebay for 140 bucks with abs, I was wondering what special tools i would need to do replace hub? Just bought the truck and havent done this before.
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its not bad, i just did both of mine a couple of months ago. I didnt need any special tools for the hub, but i did replace my ball joints while i was at it and those needed a ball joint press
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Do yourself a favor and buy OEM or Timkens… you WILL be redoing the bearing very shortly if you don't purchase high quality wheel bearings.

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Do yourself a favor and buy OEM or Timkens… you WILL be redoing the bearing very shortly if you don't purchase high quality wheel bearings.
What he said. BTW, OEM's are make by timken.

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yea, please don't make the same mistake I did and go with one of the cheaper Ebay items. I think it lasted 3-4 months before that entire wheel seized up on my way home from work. Still found a good deal on Timkens (bought a pair just in case) for like $350 on ebay. Haven't had a problem since..so it looks like I'll have this spare for awhile. Only "problem" I had, was the studs came in a different thread, so I had to swap out from my old hub. Thought that was strange, but haven't had problems so I guess it was just a fluke.

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