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.
Just found out my passenger front wheel bearing is shot. should I replace both just for safety sake??? I have 35 12.5X18's on it, is aftermarket Ok or should I go with OEM?
Red 99.5 F350 7.3 PSD 4X4 SRW CC LB, 6spd, 4in suspension lift 35-12.50x18 Procomp Extreme A/T 191K new injectors and rear main, upgraded GPR, TYMAR intake, Shaffer's 7000, foil delete mod, 4" SS exhaust, 4- 100W KC's on custom made bumper. SS headache rack. 100 gal transfer tank.
I had the drivers side bearing fail a year ago and just had that side replaced as I was on the road and needed to get it fixed to get back home. No gaurantees on how long the other side will last but it still bothers me. Will probably pull the passenger side off and replace it when I get the chance just for the peace of mind. Suspect you will be a lot happier knowing both sides have been done than worrying about when the second bearing will fail. Much cheaper to take care of when done at a time of your own choosing.
I've heard some of the cheaper hubs don't last so would make sure your get a quality replacement.
2001 F250 Lariat 4X4 John Wood towmaster auto, crew cab, short bed, 4 inch lift, 35x12.5x18 tires, ISSPRO three guage pillar mount guages, 6.0 trans cooler, 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust, DP F5 tuner, Ford AIS
I did the passenger side bearing over 2 years ago, the drivers side was just checked out by Ford about 2 months ago and they said it was still in great shape. If it aint broke don't fix it, let that bearing take you as far as it's going to take you, you may change it out today and a year later the new one you put on could fail whereas the original could last well after you sell the truck.
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If you go aftermarket make sure you get a Timken or SKF When I got my truck they had put the cheapest from Advanced Auto 1 only lasted 9 months (less than 10K mi) the other is going to be replaced soon (its been 40K mi)
Central, New York
2002 F350 CC,SB Dually XLT, 7.3 Auto, 4X4,144K mi
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