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Can you repack front bearings or not?

From what I'm reading, guys are just buying the whole hub/bearing assembly when things start to wobble. Mine are fine but I want to do some preventative maintanance. I've got mine off & just see little needle bearings.
Can I tear into this thing & repack the large bearings or not?
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No..........sealed unit
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No..........sealed unit
Thank you. I tore mine apart today to repack & couldn't get to them. Pulling my hair out trying to seperate the hub. I wonder how long they will last if you cant get in there to re-pack?

Thanks so much for your help.
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The front hubs (not being able to repack them) have always been one of the biggest complaints about the Superduty.
Both of my front hubs have 211,000 mile on them, and they have droped in price considerably from the $400 a side they used to be.
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The front hubs (not being able to repack them) have always been one of the biggest complaints about the Superduty.
Both of my front hubs have 211,000 mile on them, and they have droped in price considerably from the $400 a side they used to be.
Should I do anything while I have the right side all the way apart?

Do you grease anything? I'll slap some on the needle bearings I found.

How about the locking hubs. Should I take them apart & grease those?

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Should I do anything while I have the right side all the way apart?

Do you grease anything? I'll slap some on the needle bearings I found.

How about the locking hubs. Should I take them apart & grease those?

Thanks again.
I did ball joints at 150k and greased the needle bearings you speaking of, I have the auto hubs and havent touched them. They still work fine.
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I did ball joints at 150k and greased the needle bearings you speaking of, I have the auto hubs and havent touched them. They still work fine.
If that's good enough for you, it's certainly good enough for me.

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clean and relube those needle bearings. guzzle's site has info on cleaning and relubing your locking hubs. lots of good info there...

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They can be upgraded to a to a live hub setup with individual serviceable wheel bearings....

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