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Old 11-23-2012, 12:44 PM
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Need advice. Front hub going out

Guys, I'm in need of a little help and advice. I'm out of state traveling and today my front end started making some sort of grinding noise and then it stopped. It was off and on for as bit. It only did it a few times along with my ABS light coming on and off for the last day.

I stopped into a dealership and they said it was my front right hub assembly and it needed to be replaced. They didn't have one in stock and would have to order it.

My question is can I drive home about 500 miles or is that too far if I'm already hearing noises come from it. I was hoping I could drive home and get it fixed back in Sarasota, but don't want to chance it.

What do you think I should do? Should I stay here and get them replaced which will be Tuesday if they over Monday and have fixed.

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:58 PM
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I'd find a parts store that has one and get it fixed first.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:02 PM
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Thanks. Does the part store carry ones that are just as good as the ford one. I see on some of the posts these Timken ones. Can you get those at autozone.
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A lot of guys use NAPA bearings. You are talking about the bearing and not the lockout aren't you?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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Yeh the bearing. Autozone has Timkens for 599.00 but can't get them for 2days.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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Is there a NAPA or Advance Auto Parts store anywhere around? Advance can get parts same day if they get ordered early enough.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:36 PM
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There is advanced auto. I will call and see if they can get some. Would you go with the Timkens right?
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Timken makes good stuff. I wouldn't hesitate to use them. Not that it matters, but are you from Johnson City, TN?
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Napa can order the Timken Monday morning and have it to me around 8am Tuesday so I can bring to the dealership to work on so I can get on the road again. They charge 549 which is cheaper than the ford part at 670.

I used to live in johnson city 2 years ago for awhile but now I'm living in Sarasota,fl working there.

Thanks for your help
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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No problem I use to deliver drywall to a building supply store there. Can't remember the name of it though.
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