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Old 01-14-2009, 05:58 PM
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Wheel Bearings

How do you check them?

I thought I knew. I checked them, but just want to be sure. I'm having some front end issues, and i'm trying to rule these out.

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jack up the truck and pull on the tires in and out at 10 and 2... You will know if they are bad... On mine the wheel would slide in and out...
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Jack the front end up then grab the tire and look for lateral or horizontal movement or play. it should be nice and tight. stick a pry bar under the tire and lift up and down to check the ball joints.
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Well thats pretty much how I checked them. I've had em go bad before, so I thought I knew what I was looking for, and they checked out ok, so i'm still trying to find my problem. I had already checked the ball joints too, they are good. I think I may need to get new sway bar bushings. Does anyone have the part # or a link? for them?
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what's the problem? I could hear my wheel bearings scream every so often before i had them replaced on the drivers side. metal shavings all over. But they squealed for a bit on certain corners/turns.
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Well thats pretty much how I checked them. I've had em go bad before, so I thought I knew what I was looking for, and they checked out ok, so i'm still trying to find my problem. I had already checked the ball joints too, they are good. I think I may need to get new sway bar bushings. Does anyone have the part # or a link? for them?
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Just in fyi, mine had a little play, so when i removed it i took a air chissel and tightend the nut that covers the bearing and the play was gone.
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Just in fyi, mine had a little play, so when i removed it i took a air chissel and tightend the nut that covers the bearing and the play was gone.
What nut did you air chisel. These trucks have unit bearings that are all in one piece? There are (4) studs that hold the bearing and hub onto the truck?

Do you have the dynatrac kit on there?
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Just in fyi, mine had a little play, so when i removed it i took a air chissel and tightend the nut that covers the bearing and the play was gone.

What nut did you air chisel. These trucks have unit bearings that are all in one piece? There are (4) studs that hold the bearing and hub onto the truck?


After you remove the 4 bolts and get it off the truck, if you look on the back side there is a round piece that has notches cut in it, that part will tighten, the factory uses a special jig to put it on, under that is were the bearing is, next time i have a problem im goint to try removing it and just order the bearing instead of the assembly. hope this helps.


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Old 01-17-2009, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the link KAZ!
Just ordered a set. That may be whats causing my front end rattling/thumping issues.
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