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front axle!!!

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ok..a freind pointed out to me that my drivers front tire is angled in at the top...he just replaced what he called a unit bearing behing the hub on his truck...cost for the part was over $400....we jacked up my front tire and it wigled back and forth...prolly 3/4 of an i screwed? far can i drive like this...the passenger side is fine.....

oh yea...its a 99.5 f250 powerstroke supercab....
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Not just a hub, by which I take you meant the locking hub.

The wheel bearings are a combined hub/bearing assembly that bolts to the knuckle. The wheel bearings can't be serviced, but the whole unit must be replaced.

The locking hub is separate from the hub/bearing assembly. You can reuse it.

You may or may not make it on your round trip. With that much play in the wheel I'd guess you need to fix it before you go. It could be ball joints, but that much play would probably mean they are ready to fall off, too.
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