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Old 02-23-2007, 12:28 PM
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Bearing Replacement

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I'm new here but in need of some help. I recenty purchased a 2001 f-350 and have loved the vehicle since. It is my first diesel that I have owned. My question is that I am needing to replace my front passenger side bearing and am wondering how easy this is to replace by myself. When the shop looked at it they said that the entire spindle needs replaced, is this right? If anyone can help me I'd appreciate it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:54 PM
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the hub/bearing are one unit. it's really easy and straight forward. Remove the tire/wheel, remove the brake caliper (just the mounting bolts not the brake line) and rotor, remove the 4x4 hub, inside is a snap ring and some washers, remove the snap ring and washers, there are four nuts on the backside of the knuckle a wabble socket works good here, remove the four nuts, and remove the bearing (may need a little pursuaition just tap the hub with a hammer and it will come out).

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:24 PM
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Hey thanks guys, it is a 4wd, does that change anything?
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:29 PM
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the instruction are for a 4 wheel drive
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:03 PM
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Is this common for spindles to be replaced when it is just the bearing, also how hard of a repair is it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:11 PM
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The hub/bearing are one piece, it is not a servicable bearing. Being commin for the bearing to fail is hard to say. The bearings in mine are original but then some fail before 60k. So i guess it depends on what day it was built on monday or friday. Here is a link to a picture of a bearing assmebly on ebay
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It looks like DJ has taken care of answering your qeustion very well. I hope you get it fixed real soon.

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Old 02-24-2007, 07:55 AM
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calaps your caliper a bit before you take it off so it is easier to get back over your brakes
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I was just wondering how can you tell when the bearings need replaced? What are some of the signs that they are going bad/or are bad?
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