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Old 04-02-2010, 12:39 AM
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Wheel bearing service...

Got a 98 F150 4x4 with the NON ABS on the front axle, and I was wondering if trhere is a way to grease the bearing? I am going through and trying to service anything and everything I can on a budget, and trying to reduce the risk of replacing more crap than I have to. All help is appreciated.


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Old 04-02-2010, 10:15 PM
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:33 PM
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Yes, remove the wheel, and then use a mallet and a flathead screwdriver and pop off the dust cap. Remove the cotter pin below that, then the jesus bolt locker, then the bolt itself. Rock the rotor and the outer bearing should pop out. It also has a special washer behind it, dont lose it/forget it.

If you want to get to the inner bearings, you need to remove the caliper and caliper bracket, and then pop it out of the hub.

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hey raptor, his truck is a 4x4.... i noticed your link is for 2x4... does that make a difference? i didnt click the link... is there info for the 4x4 as well?


also, just a question about abs... did all the 97-98 trucks have non abs front axels? or how did that work?
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:10 AM
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My truck is 4wd.


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Old 04-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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here, check this link out i thnk it will help a lot. if the bearings are like the ranger i had, then the whole hub has to be replaced, you cant just grease the bearings...

here it is
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/88...placement.html

basically, remove the tire, take off the caliper and rotor, remove the nut from the splineshaft, and then push it towards the center of the truck, which shoul give you enough space to reach the three bolts that hold the hub on to the knuckle, and then with a little persuasion, the hub should just come off.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:57 PM
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Alright. Thanks Guys!


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Old 04-21-2010, 02:19 PM
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Bringing this to the top. I just replaced my front wheel hubs and it was a SNAP! Friend is a service manager and was going to cut me a huge break and only charge $300 for the labor.
Followed the instructions on the link. Few issues:
1. If you live in the rust belt, be careful for the brake line breaking (where the rubber line turns into a hard line to the caliper). Autozone, etc sells the replacement line from the caliper to the ABS module line.
2. The bolts holding the caliper on (at least on my 2000 7700) were torx head- maybe T-45 or T-47's?

Otherwise, very straightforward and easy.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:50 PM
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How often should you replace the front bearings? I have a 2002 with 130,000 miles..
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How often should you replace the front bearings? I have a 2002 with 130,000 miles..
Dunno, but I've got over 208,000 miles on my 97 with the original everything up front and it's still tight and straight....

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Old 04-24-2010, 03:34 PM
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Being a sealed bearing, its just a variable as to how long their life is. Where you live, driving habits, etc. I was merely asking about servicing, wondering if anyone had come up with a way to add grease, etc.


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Old 04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
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Being a sealed bearing, its just a variable as to how long their life is. Where you live, driving habits, etc. I was merely asking about servicing, wondering if anyone had come up with a way to add grease, etc.


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Nope.... It's not serviceable on a 4x4.. Run it until it fails and then replace it....
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:01 PM
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Yeah, I have got that now... kinda stupid if you ask me, right along with non grease-able ball joints from the factory.


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