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post #1 of 15 Old 05-30-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sad day today

Well I was having a great day today and on my way home about 2 miles away I start hearing a awful sound from front driver side wheel. Long story short wheel bearing started seizing up and I had to tow it home since all parts stores were closed. Looks like I'm calling in work tomorrow to take care of my baby and give he some TLC

Btw truck only has 86k miles on it. But I have only had it since 83k and I guess they didn't repack the wheel bearings which I will do the other side as well while I'm at it.

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Aww damn man, that sucks. Well, gives you a chance to spend some quality time with your truck though.

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If you have 4wd, you won't be packing bearings. The bearings in the hub are sealed, you will need to buy the whole hub.

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Yeah it is 4x4 so I guess I will be spending more money than I thought tomorrow. Oh well at least I will get some quality time with my baby tomorrow. When I'm finished I might even just put my boat in the lake after I get finished.

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Got a question for you guys. Have anyone popped the seal out of the bearing and put more grease in it, then replace the seal?
I have done this on a few things including rear axle bearings on my 4 wheeler.

I was suprised at the lack of grease in a sealed bearing

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Got a question for you guys. Have anyone popped the seal out of the bearing and put more grease in it, then replace the seal?
Nope, never. #1 you risk damaging the seal during the removal and the re-install and #2 mixing greases is never, ever a good idea. I have turned sealed bearings into grease-able bearings though, depends on the equipment it's going into. Coach

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Would it be worth popping the seal off, cleaning out the old grease, filling with new grease and either replacing the seal or popping it back on? Assuming the bearing isn't totally shot, that is

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I know for a fact that the seal is removable without damaging it. It really isnt much of a seal to begin with. A flat dull brass pick (like a beaver tail) is all you need. Just becareful not to bend it.

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If it is grinding then the damage has already been done... No way to really "repair" the hub have to replace.

The studs that hold the hub assembly to the steering knuckle are a pain in the a** to get out of the old hub and the new one most likely not come with the studs installed. Buy new ones trust me it will save you time.

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