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Possible cheap alternative to pricy front hubs need some thoughts!

Hello all

Looks like I need a set of front wheel bearings, Called down to the Ford dealer and was shocked to find out the hubs are $418 a side!

A little more chatter and I was directed to part number 5c3z-2b513-aa $44.00 This is the actual bearing and circlip

Last time I had the hubs off I recall it appeared to just be pressed in.

Has anyone pressed the a new bearing in vs a whole new hub assembly?

Ive searched google and cant find anyone who has done this


Please reply asap as Im up to trying this if someone with more knowledge knows if this can be done

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If not $386 from Tousley Ford, plus $130ish for the locker........



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I've never heard of anyone just replacing the bearing in the hub. I've always just done the whole hub assembly. Seems very time consuming and pressing wheel bearings can be tricky, especially since the ABS tone ring is built internal to the hub. Autozone has the whole hub for a little over 300 for a timken hub, or more around 250 for the Autozone brand. I've used the Timken ones and never had an issue.
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Or you can go with the Dynatrac free spin kit and get rebuildable hubs but it's expensive...
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The only bearing that is replaceable is the bearing that the axle shaft rides on. The actual wheel bearings are integral to the unit bearing/hub and are NOT serviceable.

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Autozone has the whole hub for a little over 300 for a timken hub, or more around 250 for the Autozone brand. I've used the Timken ones and never had an issue.
To the OP:
I wouldn't recommend a "Duralast" (Autozone brand name) bearing be used on a lawnmower. They are junk, period.
For the $50 bucks extra, go for the Timken. With bearings, you get what you pay for, don't "cheap out."
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RockAuto Auto Parts has timken for 189 a side. At least or my 01.

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