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Its not the ball joints

Hey guys, I've got 03 superduty 4x4 that failed inspection because they said all 4 ball joints were bad. I said B.S. So I raised the truck up and checked for spindle wobble by shaking the tires. Passenger side was tight but the drivers side had some slight movement up and down. I looked closer and the spindle doesn't wobble at all, ball joints are fine. The brake disk and tire wobbles in relation to the spindle. Could this be a bad wheel bearing?

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Hey guys, I've got 03 superduty 4x4 that failed inspection because they said all 4 ball joints were bad. I said B.S. So I raised the truck up and checked for spindle wobble by shaking the tires. Passenger side was tight but the drivers side had some slight movement up and down. I looked closer and the spindle doesn't wobble at all, ball joints are fine. The brake disk and tire wobbles in relation to the spindle. Could this be a bad wheel bearing?

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I'm no expert but I would say wheel bearing. Check your tie rods, too.
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sounds like wheel bearing to me

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Also, does your ABS light ever flash on you? Have heard some say that when their hub/wheel bearing wehn, the ABS would "flicker" in the dash at times.
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