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Old 12-28-2005, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front wheel bearing unit install

When replacing the front wheel bearing unit, (2000/psd/f250/4x4/r-abs/swd)are there any grease areas to pack for lubrication of the bearing and the dive axle bearing?
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Re: Front wheel bearing unit install

The wheel bearing units are unitized and use sealed bearings. No lube required. If you have the ABS version of these, you could inject grease through the ABS hole.

The axle shaft bearing is a small torrigton roller bearing that could take some grease. Not sure on the Ford specs though. I just put a dab of wheel bearing grease on it when I changed my wheel bearings.
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The axle shaft bearing is a small torrigton roller bearing that could take some grease. Not sure on the Ford specs though. I just put a dab of wheel bearing grease on it when I changed my wheel bearings.

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I am going to try to replace my bearing/hub assy this weekend, what do I need to do the job other than the new hub assy and the ratchet and socket to take apart and put together?
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I am going to try to replace my bearing/hub assy this weekend, what do I need to do the job other than the new hub assy and the ratchet and socket to take apart and put together?

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There's a large O-ring around the hub assembly. I couldn't find one anywhere except a Ford dealer.
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There's a large O-ring around the hub assembly. I couldn't find one anywhere except a Ford dealer.

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What is the purpose of the O-ring
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Re: Front wheel bearing unit install

There is a snap ring on the stub shaft behind the locking hub. I use a snap ring plyers to remove/replace the ring.
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Re: Front wheel bearing unit install

I know I had my front right replace last week at the dealer and they also informed me that the shaft that goes into the differential was scratched up. End result I ended up shelling out $2100 for repairs. They replace wheel assembly, shaft and both 4x4 hubs...

soooo good luck if you can do it yourself.
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