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Old 03-11-2010, 03:02 AM
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Front hub assy.

i think i need a new hub assy on my f250 7.3 4x4, how do i detrmine if i need a 10mm or 13mm and if i have 4 wheel abs or 2 wheel abs? also should i do both at the same time and are there any other parts i should be replacing while i already have the wheel off? are there any specific manufacturers that i should stay away from?
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:43 AM
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10 or 13mm? Are you talking about lugs? If so, what year is your truck?

ABS? Just look at the front brakes. If there is a line with an electrical connector, you have 4 wheel ABS. 2 wheel is rear only.

Replace both sides? Not needed if only 1 side is bad.

Extra parts? I would HIGHLY recommend going to Ford and getting 4 new hub studs and nuts, especially if you live in an area that gets snow/salt. Also get the axle seal and dust seal from Ford instead of aftermarket. While the axle is out, you may as well change the U-joint if it is original.

While it is apart is also a good time to check your ball joints really closely too.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:23 AM
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hubs

below is the link and description, is this the right part?

1999 - 2005 Ford F-350 F250 F350 Truck 4x4 Front Hub Wheel Bearing - AM Autoparts


AM Autoparts Price: $158.85

Year Range: 1999 - 2005




Specifications:
Fits Driver or Passenger Side Front
13mm thick 8-Lug Hub flange
Correct for vehicles with REAR WHEEL ABS ONLY
Fits 4x4 trucks with Single Rear Wheels
Fits 1999 Models Built After 3/22/99 Production Date
Brand NEW fitting the following years and models:
1999 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck
2004 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Ford F350 Super Duty Truck
1999 2000 2001 Ford F450 Super Duty Truck
2002 2003 2004 Ford F450 Super Duty Truck (With Course Thread)
1999 2000 2001 Ford F550 Super Duty Truck
2002 2003 2004 Ford F550 Super Duty Truck (With Course Thread)

Product #: AM-37035803
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:19 AM
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below is the link and description, is this the right part?

1999 - 2005 Ford F-350 F250 F350 Truck 4x4 Front Hub Wheel Bearing - AM Autoparts

You still haven't said what year your truck is? Does it have 4 wheel ABS?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:22 AM
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sorry its a 2001 and i havent had time to go look to see if it is 4 or 2 wheel abs
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and it is a 4 wheel abs
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:16 AM
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10 or 13mm? Are you talking about lugs? If so, what year is your truck?

ABS? Just look at the front brakes. If there is a line with an electrical connector, you have 4 wheel ABS. 2 wheel is rear only.

Replace both sides? Not needed if only 1 side is bad.

Extra parts? I would HIGHLY recommend going to Ford and getting 4 new hub studs and nuts, especially if you live in an area that gets snow/salt. Also get the axle seal and dust seal from Ford instead of aftermarket. While the axle is out, you may as well change the U-joint if it is original.

While it is apart is also a good time to check your ball joints really closely too.
while the axle is out? from what i understand i dont have to take the axle out to change the hub....was i told wrong?
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You do not need to remove the axle to do the hub bearing.
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You do not need to remove the axle to do the hub bearing.
He is doing the hub assembly, so you better make damn sure you don't damage the axle seal in removing the hub. If you do, you will not only be replacing the hub again in short order, but you will be pulling the axle too.

In other words, it takes 2 extra minutes to remove the axle and another 10 to replace the seals (that most likely are factory original). Spend the extra $70 and do it the right way.

And BTW, if you (OP) have 4 wheel ABS, the part you quoted is not correct.
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Let me ask you this, has the truck ever had ball joints done? If so then the axle seals are probably not original. You need to pull the axle to do ball joints, but not to do the hub assy. I just did one on my truck about 3 weeks ago.
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