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post #1 of 3 Old 12-17-2011, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Front end help...Hubs???

History, So I've had this truck for around 30K miles when I bought it at around150K miles, So I dont know when this was last serviced(hub possibly).

My driver side front wheel area, has this light vibration(as if driving on a smooth grave road), and has a drone/light grinding noise possibly. This is with the hubs unlocked but being locked it doesnt seem to make a difference. And I dont notice it at all at high speeds. Just around town(35 or less). Nothing leaks, and I grease the front end components regularly.

If you guys think its the hubs, Any special tools to replace them? And whats the better/more reliable ones to get? I'm not much of a drivetrain guy, just need some guidance here, please.
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Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Needle Bearing Maintenance Web Page

There are small needle bearings on the inside of the sealed-unit hub that are serviceable. Mine was making the loudest/grindingest sound when they needed servicing. Worth a check anyhow as it is pretty easy to get to and service.

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im having the same issue. i serviced the needle bearings and everything looked fine. i still have the vibration.
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