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Needle Bearing on Hub Bearing..
today on my ride into work there was a familiar groaning/grinding noise coming from the passenger side. last time this noise happened it was the needle bearing on the backside of the hub bearing assembly. i replaced the entire hub assembly,checked the axle shaft and found that there was a groove in it. i had full intentions of replacing the axle stub but time went by and here we are..a few months ago i changed over the hub lock outs to warn premium hubs. so i thought the axle shaft wouldnt spin unless the hubs were locked. i need some direction here. i know that the shaft needs to be replaced..ive called napa and they say they cant get a shaft, a few call to a couple junk yards came up with nothing, and i need to get this thing fixed. this is really a "going out on the limb rig" but could i safety wire the shaft up so it doesnt rotate on the needle bearing? i know this is NOT a fix but if i can limp it to the weekend when hopefully i can get parts and fix her up. any help is appreciated.
2000 Ext. Cab F-250 Lariat(TOTALED)
2001 Reg Cab F-350 (mine)
No Limit Tuning
4" straight pipe
2005 Harley Davidson Headlights
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Early 99 Reg Cab (hers)
Edge Evolution (temporary)
5" straight pipe
Last edited by PowerSTOKED_Bryan; 01-19-2010 at 05:00 PM.
Reason: spelling (would to wouldnt)