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Check me please.
2000 F250 6spd 4x4 4whlABS Manual hubs. 118xxx miles.
I've got a nasty squeal coming from the front end. Also getting the rumble strip sound when the hubs are unlocked. All this screams "wheel bearing" to me. Naturally I logged on and been doing some reading. Fortunately there are relevant threads right below this one.
So check me if Im correct. The "rumble" is most likely the needle bearing? AKA the inner? I've narrowed that down to the passenger side. Now would a bad needle bearing also produce the high pitched squeal? Or is the whole hub assembly likely to need replacing? Lastly, any know a good way to isolate which side the squeal is coming from? I've tried and just can't seem to tell. The squeal happens regardless of hubs locked or unlocked.
There was a decent link posted up in a thread below on how to service the needle bearings, and if possible I'd like to go that route versus dropping mucho dollars on hub assemblie(s).
The bjs were done 15000 miles ago, as were tie rods, and drag link, stabilizer shock.
Appreciate the help.
PS- if anyone has part numbers for needle bearings and/or hub assemblies I would greatly appreciate that as well.
If it doesn't move and should: WD40.
If it does move and shouldn't: Duct tape.
2000 7.3 PSD CC SB 6SPD