Bearing Replacement - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

99-03 7.3L Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bearing Replacement

Hey,

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.
Bhink is offline  
post #2 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Powerstroke Techie

 
djsdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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).

and Welcome to the site.

99.5 F-250 PSD AT 4x4, 4in lift, 37 13.5 18 Pro comp Extreme A/T's, S&B Intake, GTP38R, DP Tuner custom programs (140 Agg., 120 sled pull, 80 tow and 60 tow), Rosewood DIY stage 2 injectors, BTS Trans, 5in exhaust no muffler, 6 oh intercooler, Ford AIC, EBPV delete, Foil delete, T/C lock up mod, Pusher Fuel Pump, Three Chime train Horns

djsdiesel is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 12:08 PM
Premium Member
 
straycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey Bhink, welcome to Powerstroke.org, glad to have you with us, the guys with the green names are actual techs, and know what they are talking about, so your in good hands here. Have fun on the forum and don't forget to vote in the ROTM poll on the home page, and introduce yourself in the intro forum and meet the rest of the guys.

Gord.

SKILLFULLY DISGISED AS A RESPONSABLE ADULT.




99.5 F350, CC, LB, DRW.
7.3 AUTO 4.10s
AUTOMETER C2s EGT, TRANS, BOOST, OIL, FUEL PRES
ATS, WW, SSHPX, B ANNIH.
DP 6P 140EX.
AFE MAG F STG 2.
MAGNAFLOW 4'' TURBO BACK DUALS.
US GEAR SUPER D-CELERATOR
500LTR FUEL TANK
BILLET GRILL
ALARM & REM START/ ELC BAT DISC.
CB, SAT, GPS, PANASONIC CD, 5th WHL
35' GOLDEN FALCON

Been a mod longer than TJ hahaha
straycat is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey thanks guys, it is a 4wd, does that change anything?
Bhink is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 12:29 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 
djsdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the instruction are for a 4 wheel drive

99.5 F-250 PSD AT 4x4, 4in lift, 37 13.5 18 Pro comp Extreme A/T's, S&B Intake, GTP38R, DP Tuner custom programs (140 Agg., 120 sled pull, 80 tow and 60 tow), Rosewood DIY stage 2 injectors, BTS Trans, 5in exhaust no muffler, 6 oh intercooler, Ford AIC, EBPV delete, Foil delete, T/C lock up mod, Pusher Fuel Pump, Three Chime train Horns

djsdiesel is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is this common for spindles to be replaced when it is just the bearing, also how hard of a repair is it.
Bhink is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 02:11 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 
djsdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

99.5 F-250 PSD AT 4x4, 4in lift, 37 13.5 18 Pro comp Extreme A/T's, S&B Intake, GTP38R, DP Tuner custom programs (140 Agg., 120 sled pull, 80 tow and 60 tow), Rosewood DIY stage 2 injectors, BTS Trans, 5in exhaust no muffler, 6 oh intercooler, Ford AIC, EBPV delete, Foil delete, T/C lock up mod, Pusher Fuel Pump, Three Chime train Horns

djsdiesel is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 02-23-2007, 06:11 PM
Is it even worth it???



 
ABOBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lex KY
Posts: 9,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ABOBB Send a message via Yahoo to ABOBB
It looks like DJ has taken care of answering your qeustion very well. I hope you get it fixed real soon.

In the meantime:
Welcome to Powerstroke.org

ABOBB
Aaron A. Bobb
abobb@powerstroke.org

2002 F-250 SD ExCab, Short Bed, PSD, Auto trans, 4X4
Custom tuned 6 position Chip
Whelen CSP690 Strobe Kit (Installed @ Feb Indy Strokers Rally... Thanks Adam), ZooDad Mod
COMING ATTRACTIONS:

Heated Side Mirrors, Owner Built Rear Airbag System
Owner Built Front Bumper, Owner Built Tymar Intake
Owner Built Custom Exhaust, Rear Roll Pan?


]
ABOBB is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 02-24-2007, 06:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JUGGERNAUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Layton Utah
Posts: 286
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
calaps your caliper a bit before you take it off so it is easier to get back over your brakes

I miss my truck!!! But I love this

http://www.youtube.com/user/sgtdlesa...?feature=watch


JUGGERNAUT is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 03-01-2007, 09:38 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
gregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: elmendorf afb alaska
Posts: 486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

2006 F-150 Supercrew
Cold air intake
Dual exhaust
Alpine stereo


[/QUOTE]
gregor is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome