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Old 02-21-2009, 08:03 PM
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I was driving home today picking up a piano pulling a 20 foot cargo trailer when all of a sudden my ABS light came on nothing seemed out of the ordinary so i pulled over and cycled the key. Light did not go away but again everything seemed ok, so i kept driving. Then it got real squirlly and pulled hard to the right (i mean HARD) i hit the brakes to slow down and it launched me over into oncoming traffic.

I got out and looked and my tire was at about a 15 degree angle. So I jacked it up sure enough wheel bearings shot. Sent someone to get me wheel bearings! They dont make wheel bearing you have to buy the whole knew hub assembaly. 500 bucks!!!

First off why do they make it that way?
What could have caused it it only has 66k on it?
Any ideas on saving money?

Plus none of the trailers i can get a hold of are wide enough to get it home. Nor are car dollys any ideas???


PLEASE HELP sorry for the long thread
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:35 AM
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it up
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:47 AM
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Oversized tires are the main culprits to unit bearing failure, both Ford and Dodge run a similar hub assembly, Ford switched to them in 1999 because overall it is a descent design but very costly. You can find deals on them through Ebay usually for half the cost. Be leery about your ball joints also, they sometimes let go at the same time. As far as getting your truck home I'd suggest a wrecker. Good luck
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so when can I expect the other side to go?
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I had my right side done by the dealer with ball joints at 95K, it lasted 25k, replaced both sides with new ones and am at 165K now. If your going to do one side and ball joints on both sides replace it while you have it torn down.
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You can get a pair of wheel bearings for 379.99 (for a pair) shipped to your door. I got them on my truck. Many others on this site have used them. I have several friends that have used them. All with great results.

You will not find a better deal on wheel bearings for your truck. Just go to the dealer and get the seals and o-rings.
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If you do happen to replace the ball joints I would highly suggest using MOOG parts
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how do i tell if it is 4 wheel ABS and any other info i will need to order
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:47 AM
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need the info going to try and order tonight thank you
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how do i tell if it is 4 wheel ABS and any other info i will need to order

It will have a a sensor attached to the assembly held in place with a small bolt. The sensor will kinda look like a small version of a cps. You will have to remove the tire to find this sensor.
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