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Are the front wheel bearing hubs rebuildable

I have been looking at Napa online and see that for the 2001 f250 4X4, they sell front inner and outter bearings. can they be replaced. I have read on here about people replacing the complete hub, and some just the needle bearings, but nothing about replacing the inner and outter bearings.

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The inner needle bearing can be replaced. The outer bearing is a sealed unit and cannot be replaced.

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They are sealed and not replaceable as far as I know. If you have to buy new hubs this may be a good time to consider the aftermarket hubs that have replaceable bearings. I forget who makes them but from I remember they were not that much more than I could get the hubs for.

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They are sealed and not replaceable as far as I know. If you have to buy new hubs this may be a good time to consider the aftermarket hubs that have replaceable bearings. I forget who makes them but from I remember they were not that much more than I could get the hubs for.
Dynatrack makes the hubs with replaceable bearings, and it's nearly $2,000 for the kit. AKA... a whole helluva lot more.

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I have been looking at Napa online and see that for the 2001 f250 4X4, they sell front inner and outter bearings. can they be replaced. I have read on here about people replacing the complete hub, and some just the needle bearings, but nothing about replacing the inner and outter bearings.

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I am going through this right now too! From all I have read the needle bearing is replaceable though it seems it usually is difficult to remove from the housing unless its not worn out or destroyed that bad. It is much cheaper to change just the bearing so if it works out there is a nice savings!
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Yea, i am going to give it a shot tonight. This is my daily driver, 200 miles a day round trip. Hope to have it fixed tonight.

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I am going through this right now too! From all I have read the needle bearing is replaceable though it seems it usually is difficult to remove from the housing unless its not worn out or destroyed that bad. It is much cheaper to change just the bearing so if it works out there is a nice savings!
Not hard or difficult at all. Took us an hour to do both sides of my truck, start to finish. Old ones get pounded out from the top, new ones get tapped in with a hammer. No special tools needed. Hardest part of the job is getting the whole assembly off of the truck if they've never been off.

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