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Old 04-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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Front bearings hub assembly grease fitting?

Does anybody know a way to install a zirk on our front bearing carrier? (4wd).
My drivers side is making noise now and I have narrowed it down to the main bearings around the stub axle. I'm going to replace entire assembly with new, but it would be cool to modify it so you could replenish the grease in the big sealed bearing! 2003 F250 SD 4WD 7.3
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i dont think so but i know of a few people that has made it where they can install greaseable bearings, where you can remove, re pack the bearings then install, just gotta figure out a way to get it all done

I see your from wa, maybe you should check out CCR, a local group from WA and OR chapter
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:37 AM
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If the noise you're hearing is just the needle brgs (that ride on the stub axle when in 2WD) all you really have to do is to replace those.

In a non-ABS knuckle there have been people who use the sensor hole to grease the hub, but the wheel brgs themselves are Sealed so I'm not sure what it's actually doing...

Bad needle bgrs are very common, an easy fix, and regular maintenance of the locking hubs is a great time to grease them -> Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Needle Bearing Maintenance Web Page
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if you have factory auto hubs on a 99-04 and replace them with warn manuals you can remove the vacuum line and put zerk in it place to lube the axle needle bearings. the only way to add serviceable wheel bearings is to do the spyntec conversion. yep, you should check out the CCR there is a wrench day GTG going on right now.
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