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Tire wear right front tire wheel bearings?

The front right tire on my truck ford f350 7.3 4x4 2001 the tire is wearing on the inside and the outside has high and low spots there is slight vibration in the steering wheel at interstate speeds and it makes alot of tire noise. The left tire is fine. I recently replaced the sway bar links they were wore plum out. I didn't know if that could have caused the tire to wear like that or could it be the wheel bearings. There are no other noises that I can hear the tire noise is load.
The left tire is worn normal. So could it be the wheel bearing or what could it be? How hard is it to replace the wheel bearing?
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Stand in front of you truck at about 30 feet on flat ground. Is the wheel in question square or does it squat in at the top. This would be consistant with your description of the wear issue of the inside tread. You need an alignment with attention paid to cambor. Toe-in/out would cause the whole tire to wear. And the high and low spots on the outside are most likely caused by and out of balance situation and bad shocks. The tire will need to be trued in the alignment process. The problem I had was three different shops told me I needed a cambor kit to make for more cambor adjustment because the stock adjustment did not have enough allowance. My gut told me "tilt". Plus, I'm a cheapskate and the price of said modification was not cheap. Two years passed by and I'm wearing out tires regularly. I had to go to Ford for a couple of recalls so I asked them to acess the cambor situation and sure enough it was nothing more than a simple alignment. Fifty bucks and now no more squat. Go figure. I trust no one.

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