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Old 07-10-2010, 07:45 AM
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Wheel Bearing Adjustment?

Hey guys,

I just had my truck aligned.

I did Ball joints about a week ago, and a lift a week or two before that.

My tire guy just told me the front driver's side still has about 1/2 - 1" of play when holding the wheel at 6 and 12.

He told me that the alignment is dead on, drives straight down the road, but it needs to have the wheel bearing adjusted.

Anybody know where I can find a writeup / figure out how to do this? He said there is a special tool that's made, but I probably won't need one if I have the right size screwdrivers and a long needle nose pliers.

Help me figure out what he's talking about please!!

EDIT: I have aftermarket WARN manual locking hubs fwiw

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no wheel bearing adjust on these trucks, they have a sealed hub and bearing assembly, you need a new wheel bearing
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If he's going to adjust your wheel bearings with a special tool, make sure he tops off your blinker fluid and rotates your muffler bearings.
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fantastic.

Where's the best place to buy a wheel bearing?

Should I do both at the same time?

Writeup on how to do it?
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Do them both if you can. They arent cheap though
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used to be pretty good deals on Your Premiere Source for Ford Truck Parts and Accessories
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Not much to it, just time-consuming. Gotta disassemble the entire brake assembly, then a snap-ring and O-ring hold the hub locker in. After that, 4 nuts hold the whole thing onto the truck! Be careful tho, I got ahead of myself and forgot to put my dust-shield back on... it wasn't a big loss, but I think I feel it in the rain while trying to stop. More water/rain will get on the rotor on that side and make it pull while braking.
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How much time should it take a n00bie to do this work?

I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but I generally shy away from the brake/hub work.
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How much time should it take a n00bie to do this work?

I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but I generally shy away from the brake/hub work.
figure about 4-5 hours for a noob
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It makes it alot easier if the hub/wheel bearing comes with new studs. That is time consuming moving the (4) mounting studs to the new wheel bearing.

Since someone mentioned the dust shield. Pay attention to how that goes on. Otherwise you will be taking it back apart to fix it... been there done that...
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