'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
Well my Dad's 2002 F350 is having some issues. He says the truck is making a "womping" noise and the anti lock brake light is on....He has parked it for now until we figure out what it could be. He read his manuel and of course it says to take it in immediately for service but if it is something we can fix or at least trouble shoot on our own I would prefer that
Without scanning for codes, you could just jack the front end of the truck up and check each wheel for play. When the front wheel bearings go out, eventually it triggers the ABS code for that wheel. Find the one that is loose, and that is the one giving you trouble.
I have a code reader (hand held) but I thought it would only read a service engine soon light??? If it is the bearings how hard of a fix is that? I usually like to try to do the work myself, but have not had to change them out yet. Between my truck, my dads and my brothers (all 2002 Powerstrokes) I have done lots of other repairs....brakes, rotors, calipers, fuel pumps, alternators, sway bar bushings, cps, etc. so I'm not afraid to get dirty and dive into something.
It's not too bad of a job, but it is expensive. The bearings are non-servicable, so to fix the problem you have to replace the entire hub assembly at a cost of ~$300 for just the parts alone for a single wheel.