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Old 05-04-2011, 07:51 AM
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Front Wheel bearing removal question

Front passenger side wheel bearing is shot. Very loud hum when driving, jacked it up and it has play in it and you can hear the bearings when you spin the wheel. Took the lockout hubs off last night and saw water and some rust on some of the parts of the hub. Gasket was half disintegrated which allowed water to get in. (FYI, truck is new to me about 3 months ago and I am still going through everything and it's pretty obvious this guy didn't take that good care of it.) I still need to buy the repair manual for this truck. Is the Haynes manual the best for this or is there a better manual?

Anyway...looks like I need a special tool to get the "nut" unscrewed now from the spindle to get access to the bearings. Can I borrow this from Napa/ Auto Zone and if not, where can I buy it?

One more question, what are a couple of the best sites for parts for this truck?

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Mac
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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Chilton manual# 26664 is a good one. Has exploded views and torque specs. It's the one I use. Spindle nut socket you should be able to get at any auto parts store. I bought mine at auto zone. Check out 4wdfactory.com for axle parts, I bought my rebuild kit from them. If not check auto zones web site for your parts, they are pretty good at stocking timken bearings and seals. Hope this helps and good luck!
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:30 AM
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Napa has them just make sure you get it for the Dana 50 & 60 axles. Snap-on has them to but they're 101.52 lol
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I was able to barrow the entire spindle nut kit from my local napa when i did mine...
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:23 AM
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If your gonna hang onto the truck awhile, I'd just buy the scoket. Its not to bad at Auto Zone.

As mentioned above, chiltion 26664 is a good manual. I use it and alldata diy. Anytime I need to lool something up, I print 2 copies, 1 to carry out to the truck with me ( I hate getting my manuals greasy) and 1 to put in a 3 ring binder.
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Thanks for the replies. So check this out....I looked at the service records in the glove box and see that the same bearing I am having an issue with was replaced last year by a good local mechanic. I call him up and tell him my problem. He says bring it and they will replace it for free. Apparently they have a 2 year warranty on any work they do to customers trucks. If anything goes wrong, bring it in and they will fix it free of charge. That's the kind of service you don't see anymore.

I will still be buying the tool to do the other side and just for regular maintenance. I do plan on having this truck for a very long time. I also noticed when checking things out that the u-joint on the passenger side inbetween the ball joints it toast. Bearings look to be completely gone so I will have to replace that as well. It's always something!
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