Front Wheel Bearing Question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
benningtonr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edenton, NC
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Front Wheel Bearing Question

I have the humming noise and slight floor vibration noise in my truck. I was wondering if I can replace just the needle bearings, or do i have to replace the whole hub assy. I don't have the money to replace the complete hub right now and i am making an unloaded 450 mile frip on friday. There is no chance of delaying my trip or taking another vehicle.

Thanks for the help,
as always, the forum is great

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
(No-Start, Stock, 20 tow, 40 tow and 60 tow, 80 econo, and 100hp)
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra-lite Gauges
(Boost, EGT, Trans temp)
AFE Stage 2 Max Flow XP
Foil Delete
Muffler delete
AIH Delete
Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
Marinco Mod
benningtonr is offline  
post #2 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
BIGBILL105 45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Batavia, Ohio
Posts: 2,597
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to BIGBILL105 45
You have to replace the whole hub.

PM ME FOR VINYL DECALS!
SOLD!!!!!

ARP head studs
4 inch down pipe
5 inch straight pipe
ts 6 pos chip
foil delete w/ polished IC pipes
ugly step delete
2% tint
black lariat rims
35 inch Pro Comp Xterrains
7 inch in dash dvd player
remote starter
16.265
BIGBILL105 45 is offline  
post #3 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
benningtonr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edenton, NC
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
darn, i was afraid of that

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
(No-Start, Stock, 20 tow, 40 tow and 60 tow, 80 econo, and 100hp)
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra-lite Gauges
(Boost, EGT, Trans temp)
AFE Stage 2 Max Flow XP
Foil Delete
Muffler delete
AIH Delete
Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
Marinco Mod
benningtonr is offline  
post #4 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lombard, IL
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The needle bearing can be serviced.
Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Needle Bearing Maintenance Web Page

2003 E-350 7.3, 38r, forged rods, exhaust ported heads, h11's, comp 910's, 230cc hybrids, water/meth, racerx trans and tc, dp tunes
rpm-inc is offline  
post #5 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:36 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
carnival owner mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: minerva ohio
Posts: 402
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to carnival owner mikey
ive had to do this and allways done both sides at once and its around a 1000$ . sorry (this is the price to have it done)

2002 f350 7.3 4x4 mbrp 4''turboback/foil delete/napa6637filtermod/autometers/ts 6 pos chip
carnival owner mikey is offline  
post #6 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:49 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Zaairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Yes, you can replace JUST the needle bearing. Took us an hour start to finish on my truck to do both sides.

Zach
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust (video clip), DIY 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel'd, De-foiled, Missing EBPV, Edge Juice with Attitude, Few leaves added here and there, 35" BFGs, 16x10 Eagle Alloys, Alpine W200

SLAPS Member #153
Zaairman is offline  
post #7 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
benningtonr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edenton, NC
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Would I need to replce the seal at the same time, i hear it is a bitc* and i don't have the time or money to mess with the seal right now. So, an I replace the needle bearing by itself? and not mess up the seal

Thanks

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
(No-Start, Stock, 20 tow, 40 tow and 60 tow, 80 econo, and 100hp)
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra-lite Gauges
(Boost, EGT, Trans temp)
AFE Stage 2 Max Flow XP
Foil Delete
Muffler delete
AIH Delete
Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
Marinco Mod
benningtonr is offline  
post #8 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:52 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,271
Thanks: 7
Thanked 249 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
The easy test for needle brgs is to engage the front hubs. If the noise goes away (because then those bearings aren't being used because the stub axle is turning With the hub) then it's the needle brgs making the noise.

If it makes the noise in 2WD AND 4WD then it's not the needles alone.
NoRalPh is online now  
post #9 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
benningtonr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edenton, NC
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok, cool, but about the seal, can i replace just the needle bearings?

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
(No-Start, Stock, 20 tow, 40 tow and 60 tow, 80 econo, and 100hp)
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra-lite Gauges
(Boost, EGT, Trans temp)
AFE Stage 2 Max Flow XP
Foil Delete
Muffler delete
AIH Delete
Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
Marinco Mod
benningtonr is offline  
post #10 of 34 Old 01-12-2010, 06:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,271
Thanks: 7
Thanked 249 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by benningtonr View Post
Would I need to replce the seal at the same time, i hear it is a bitc* and i don't have the time or money to mess with the seal right now. So, an I replace the needle bearing by itself? and not mess up the seal

Thanks
Yes, you can replace the needles (and hub in fact) without messing with the seal at all. You Only replace the seal when you pull the axle.
NoRalPh is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome