4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum


Home Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum > Other Diesel Topics > Suspension and Drivetrain
Register Members List Timeslips Calendar Auto Loans Sponsors Becoming a Sponsor Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

PowerStrokeNation.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-12-2010, 06:28 AM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Ok this is the deal.....130K on the truck, funny squeak coming form drivers side tire when at low speeds. Did the plunge and pulled apart the 4x4 locker hubs, found them as dry as a popcorn fart, cleaned and lubed (thanks to Guzzle's service info) now the squeak is gotten louder. Ordered 2 new hub assy, still can not find any data on how to pull them. Also what on these things do I need to grease? And how often should I do this? Lastly does anyone have the PN for the bearing on the inside of the ESOF hub?
__________________
2002 F-250, 7.3, 130K
AT w/ Factory Tech Valve Body
DIESELSITE CPR fuel system w/ fuel bowl delete
K&N Intake
AFE 4" Turbo back single
EDGE CTS Evolution, PHP tunes.
HPX(saving for an Adrenaline)
WARN manual lockers
All sitting on 33" General Grabbers
That is when the Uncle Sam lets me get off the seven seas long enough to play.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-12-2010, 01:01 PM
JLDickmon's Avatar
JLDickmon
Offline
blame the dog..
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SW Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,945
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

they're mounted with studs through the knuckle.

make sure you get stud & nut kits before you swap them..

I'm not sure the ESOF hub was designed to be "user serviceable"
yeah, I know, Guzzle found a way to take them all apart.. I know that very much, eh?
but I don't think Ford INTENDED them to be serviced in this manner and offer individual pieces..
__________________
Quote:
This site needs new newbs.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #3  
Old 10-12-2010, 04:46 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Thanks for the reply.....I am looking at starting this on friday. Do you have any grasp on the lube requirments for the install?
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #4  
Old 10-13-2010, 02:01 AM
speeddemon31176's Avatar
speeddemon31176
Offline
Demon Dually
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Carbondale,PA
Posts: 5,139
Send a message via AIM to speeddemon31176 Send a message via Yahoo to speeddemon31176
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Anti=seize on the unit bearing surface where it contacts the knuckle. Don't forget the o-ring that goes on the unit bearing. Blue locktite on the studs where they thread into the unit bearing unless you get one with studs already installed. Loctite on the threads of the studs when installing nuts. That about covers it.
__________________
97 F-350 XLT CC DRW 4X4 PSD, 285/75-16 Custom bumpers, Gauges-boost/egt/trans, Swamps IDM, 3.5"dp- 4" exh., 3" Body lift, ES bushings/mounts, Built trans, billet conv, B&M pan, Hayden cooler, Adrenaline, stage 2's, IC, H2E, E-fuel
ARP's, 910's, Smith Bros. to come
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #5  
Old 10-13-2010, 05:53 AM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Speed, JL thanks for the reply.
Speed how do you like your Adr HPOP?
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #6  
Old 10-13-2010, 05:58 AM
speeddemon31176's Avatar
speeddemon31176
Offline
Demon Dually
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Carbondale,PA
Posts: 5,139
Send a message via AIM to speeddemon31176 Send a message via Yahoo to speeddemon31176
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

I love it. It really woke up this old truvk. I think it is most noticeable on a truck with high mileage but it is also great for wshen/if you start upgrading such as injectors.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #7  
Old 10-13-2010, 06:02 AM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

did you notice any fuel mileage increase? i am putting off injectors for a bit more, next step is the tranny for me.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #8  
Old 10-13-2010, 06:07 AM
speeddemon31176's Avatar
speeddemon31176
Offline
Demon Dually
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Carbondale,PA
Posts: 5,139
Send a message via AIM to speeddemon31176 Send a message via Yahoo to speeddemon31176
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Yes it seems as though I picked up a mile or two per but I didn't keep close tabs.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #9  
Old 10-13-2010, 06:22 AM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Thanks, for the insight. now the question is what to do next.....ant that always the question....haha
take it easy
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #10  
Old 10-13-2010, 11:42 PM
mjones's Avatar
mjones
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 213
Smile Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

i took the plugs off of the top on the knuckle where the esof lines would go and put in grease zirks and have been greasing the bearings every oil change there is a hole that lets grease into the axle bearings has been great way to keep that little needle bearing greased
__________________
1999 f 350 ext cab racer x tc and valvebody dp tuner 60tow 80e 120race 140 extreme 04 grand cherokee
1999.5 f350 crew cab beans tunes
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #11  
Old 10-14-2010, 05:55 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

So you dont use your ESOF? Did you change over to manual lockers? If so any pointers?
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #12  
Old 10-16-2010, 01:17 PM
mjones's Avatar
mjones
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 213
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

don't have shift on the fly i'' take a picture if i get some time today and put on here
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #13  
Old 10-16-2010, 01:17 PM
mjones's Avatar
mjones
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 213
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

from what i've heard the esof doesn't work that well anyway doesn't take to long to get out and lock the hubs in
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #14  
Old 10-16-2010, 01:27 PM
black7.3's Avatar
black7.3
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: White Pigeon Mi.
Posts: 259
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Hey my esof work great....... when they want to!!!

I usually just lock them in manually, some warn lockouts are on the list to buy. My very large list...
__________________
03 F-250 all black CCSB 4x4 7.3, 4" straight pipe, DIY Intake, Boost, Pyro, and Trans. gauges, 07 harley headlights. 4" lift, 35" bfg's

79 F-150 351M, 4x4 headers and some other goodies, The camo truck
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #15  
Old 10-20-2010, 05:08 AM
xanthias's Avatar
xanthias
Offline
Dusty Skies
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Posts: 14
Send a message via ICQ to xanthias Send a message via MSN to xanthias
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Here's a write-up on how I did my unit bearings and ball-joints:

[Tech] Changing Unit Bearings Ball-joints on a Superduty - Texas4x4.org
__________________
2000 F250 7.3L PSD 4x4 with some mods I can't list in under 350 characters
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #16  
Old 10-21-2010, 08:02 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

I have seen posts of people after shifting over to manual hubs, using the air line to the hub as grease point. Has anyone doe that and if so how has it worked out in the long run.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #17  
Old 10-26-2010, 07:50 AM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Question Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by van2002 View Post
I have seen posts of people after shifting over to manual hubs, using the air line to the hub as grease point. Has anyone doe that and if so how has it worked out in the long run.
Any takers on this? I shifted over to manual lockers after a bearing replacement. Looking for input on this one.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #18  
Old 10-26-2010, 09:52 AM
riverjet
Offline
riverjet
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: norther virginia
Posts: 459
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

subscribed!
__________________
2001 f250 xlt reg cab 4x4,7.3 stock injectors,water/meth,ITP rr,walbro,5/8 pu,BD/MANN ccv,DP F5,OILGUARD,stock turbo,WW,ATS,1.0 exh.housing,high flow outlet,MBRP4",Billet 3-disk,built trans,Billsteins,11 ISSPRO PERFORMAX gauges,Scan gauge,08 rear cover,350 blocks,x-springs,AFE stg2/pg7,P265/75r16 NITTO Terragrapplers.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #19  
Old 11-01-2010, 02:20 PM
BigKid's Avatar
BigKid
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 378
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by xanthias View Post
Here's a write-up on how I did my unit bearings and ball-joints:

[Tech] Changing Unit Bearings Ball-joints on a Superduty - Texas4x4.org
Link isn't working for me. Working for you guys?

I'm in the middle of working on mine and had some questions, but wanted to look at a pic or 2 before I asked any dumb questions.
__________________
2008 F350 CCSB 6.4 Fx4
2011 Cadi CTS-V
2013 F250 ECLB 6.7 2wd
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #20  
Old 11-01-2010, 06:18 PM
njjeep's Avatar
njjeep
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brick, NJ
Posts: 96
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

That sounds like a good idea instead of blocking the fitting where the air line goes in the knuckle put a grease fitting
Also when you do unit bearings you should replace the axle seal and spindle bearings check your ujoints also
__________________
2001 F-250 4x4
Marty's Fuel
Swamp's 250/200's
Swamp's Tunes
S468 Irate t4 mount
BTS
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #21  
Old 11-15-2010, 06:44 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

UPDATE.....
Removed the plugs that I installed when switching over to the WARN manual lockers. Installed 3/8 grease (Zerks) and punped in 1.5oz of Lucas green bearing grease into each side. 1200 miles and no issues. Getting ready for a 2500 mile trip and will make a update when that trip is done.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #22  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:10 AM
randall's Avatar
randall
Offline
Ridin Dirty Motorsports
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Vernon,IN.
Posts: 608
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

ggod luck man, i replaced my wheels bearings and they went out within 6 months (it does more sittin in the driveway than it gets drove, as i have other trucks that get better fuel milage) and i had to replace them with really good bearings which ran me 300 a piece and some change. i'll let ya know how long these last.
__________________
02 7.3,swamps injectors,wicked wheel,south bend clutch, 6 position chip thanks to KT performance, 6" lift, 6" miter cut stacks

1986 chevy K10, built 350, 400 HP tuned by S.W.A.G. Scientific Wild Ass Guess

2005 YFZ450, Sparks, Hinson, Hot Cams, ASV


MySpace - www.myspace.com/257232798

Incompatible Browser | Facebook
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #23  
Old 11-16-2010, 02:34 AM
02 CCSB
Offline
02 CCSB
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 104
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Locking hub packed full of grease+cold temps=hub no workey IMHO. I would never pack lock out hubs. Conoco used to make an arctic rated synthetic grease I used in the hubs on my 94 on reassembly after cleaning and never had problems. In warmer climates it might not hurt but in MT I'd almost gurantee no 4x4 come winter.
__________________
02 CCSB Lariat F-250, Auto, 3.73, 6", 35" Toyo OC MT, Juice w/Attitude, 4" Turbo back MBRP, owner built trans, billet triple disc, 31 row 6.0 cooler, tugger and bypass filter, Snow tow max

94 SCLB XLT F-150, 5.0 5spd, 4.10 Tru Trac, 4", 33" BFG AT
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #24  
Old 11-16-2010, 01:29 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

This whole thing started with a squeak from my front end. After I pulled the the Passenger side auto locker hub apart and found the hub assy and bearing dry and completely stuck, I followed a dissemble and lube instruction from Guzzle, ordered new wheel bearing assy for the front end. After parts arrived and I pulled the Passenger side found that the the wheel bearing assy was dry and very rough. Looking deeper into the assy there was no sign of any lube in the bearing.

With that all being said I made my mind up to take a proactive stance on this. So this is what I have done:

Removed and replace both front bearing assy.
Removed ESOF hubs, replaced with WARN manual lockers.
Removed ESOF hose and plugged lines.
Installed 3/8 ZERK fittings in the vacuum hole.
Pumped in 1.5 oz of Lucas Green bearing grease into each hub.
The plan is to remove the bearings at 5k miles and inspect.
Will post data and photos when that is done.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #25  
Old 11-16-2010, 01:51 PM
444-4D's Avatar
444-4D
Offline
Caption This
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 4,106
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by van2002 View Post
The plan is to remove the bearings at 5k miles and inspect. Will post data and photos when that is done.
When I replace mine, my plan is to not see them for about 100,000 miles.
__________________
If only those who knew what they were talking about replied, this thread would still be on page one.
2000 F-250 CC 4x4 PSD Auto
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #26  
Old 11-16-2010, 02:06 PM
van2002's Avatar
van2002
Offline
Defending the High Seas
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pick a place I have lived there, or will be living there.....
Posts: 75
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

i know but it is my thought to see if it is making a difference. Also I am going to replace my sealed u joints with Moog grease type. Just dont have the money or the time to do it now.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #27  
Old 04-23-2012, 02:33 AM
99STROKINSMOKIN
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 314
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Any pics or any more info on putting grease fittings in the vacumn line holes. Can I just pump grese in there withouut a fitting to?
__________________
1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS STAGE 1 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #28  
Old 04-24-2012, 01:50 AM
99STROKINSMOKIN
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 314
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Bump
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #29  
Old 04-27-2012, 01:39 AM
99STROKINSMOKIN
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 314
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Bump...
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #30  
Old 04-27-2012, 06:19 AM
TARM's Avatar
TARM
Offline
PSN Veteran
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 4,865
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

I think you got some bad info somewhere about greasing thru the vacuum air port that is found in the knuckle That does not go into the sealed bearing system of the unit bearing. Once you take your unit bearing out and see how the air port works you will see that it only goes into the sealed area of the knuckle that the unit bearing is mounted. It would lube the surface between the unit bearing and the knuckle but that is it.

What likely was suppose to be said was the ABS sensor port that is in the exposed part of the unit bearing. This port will allow you to grease the supposedly "non-servicable" and non-greaseable bearings.

Now you do have two sets of bearings. You have the big main bearings and then on the back side you have the hand greaseable needle bearings. TO get to the latter you need to pull the unit bearing. Not a very hard job at all.

I have written a post or two on how to grease the unit bearings and pictures of what a opened up unit bearing looks like.

The people that have been greasing there unit bearings since new have had them last many times longer. The ones that were opened up after being shot were found to be bone dry and crusty. The bearings while being sealed are not water or air tight. This can be seen as when you grease them with a little pressure grease will come out all the seals the same as a greaseable ball joint.


IMO the ONLY brand unit bearing you should purchase is those manf by Timken. They make the OEM ones for Ford and from countless reports last the longest. Look at Amazon or Rock Auto for the best prices. Almost 1/2 IIRC of what Ford retails them for.


Here are some pic of a blown sealed bearing unassembled: See much grease in those bearings BTW???










Here is some pics of a older unit bearing being greased. This was exaggerated as they had never been done before. You do not need to grease new bearings at all IMO for the first year unless you drive they under water especially salt water. But after that I tend to do them once a year as part of my big yearly maintenance procedures.
Needle bearings which you can see in the picture below I do once every 50-60K miles. It takes the removal of the hub unit ( not to be confused with the hub locker unit)

Here is a pic of how it looks. You will also notice when you spin the flange its a bit tighter from the resistance of the grease just like when it was brand new. The grease Timken uses is Mobil 1 Synthetic grease Auto Zone i know carries it but think Advanced Pep Boys and walmart may as well. They do not use any moly impregnated. I am not sure if its an issue or not but figure doing it the same way cannot hurt. Actually as lithium NSG#2 grease meant for wheel bearings will work IIRC.


For the record I do not think its necessary or even good to grease your bearings until grease is flowing out thru the seals unless they are very old bearings and you are trying to get them to last a bit longer. I do not think its good for the seals themselves.

The best way I have found and has been the general consensus by those doing it is to give a few pumps and then turn the wheel mount 1/4 turn. Then a few more pumps and turn so on for a full round. You will know its good when you start to feel resistance coming back as you turn like it is with a new unit bearing. The gear will work its way into the bearings as they spin. The idea is to prevent they from going dry not forcefully packing them. But its up to you. If you plan on greasing them regularly like me it may not be any issue at all to grease unit you get seepage.



Ok the way to get the grease into that ABS port as standard fitting does not create a seal is to either wrap it with tape to make a fitting fit somewhat snug or to try different tips.

This one was found at Advanced auto parts and should do the trick well. Some people had some machined specifically for this port. You could always drill and tap a hole into the unit bearing in the line as the ABS port then thread a zerk fitting into it and do as normal Just be very careful to not allow metal shaving into the whole. Think magnet vacuum and upside down or at least not straight up. Just an idea.

Here is a pic of that fitting from Advanced:




Here is a drawing of the fitting a man by the name SpringerPOP over on Ford-Trucks made and machined for a bunch of guys over there.





Here is what it looks like finished with oring and zerk fitting:




Here is the hole you are going to be greasing into the ABS Sensor port: ( and no its nonmetallic so it does not have any effect on the sensor or its readings.)


Here is where the line is going to the ABS sensor port as you can see the retaining clip on the knuckle. You can also see the vacuum port on the knuckle there.

You must remove the wheel and caliper mounting bracket to access the sensor port. Very easy and well worth it.







Here are some shots of the process using the custom fitting. But you should get the idea of how you can make something fit and work.







For a "HOW TO" on greasing your needle bearings goto Guzzles page as that will save me a ton of typing and pic loading:

Guzzles How To Grease Your Unit Bearing's Needle Bearings



I planned to do a dedicated thread to servicing replacing and greasing the entire front ends of these trucks but have not gotten around to it. Maybe this week sometime. Help to get some How to stickies for this stuff.




Credits: Many of the pick and data came from posts and threads over on Ford-Trucks. Please feel free to go over there and do a search on greasing unit bearings in the 99-03 7.3 section. Tons of threads to choose from.
__________________
2001 Excursion(forged): 465cc/200% Nate@, GTX4294r 1.15, 910's shimmed, ARP studs, DI pushrods, custom fuel system, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Hypermax IC, BTS Trans, Gearhead Tuning, 4" diamond eye, 40x14.5 M16, 20x12 Fuel Hostage, 4.5" Lift, BW cutout flares.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #31  
Old 04-29-2012, 08:29 PM
haulin99sdp's Avatar
haulin99sdp
Offline
<< wasted fuel >>
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ky
Posts: 1,557
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

there is a seal on the axle shaft or dust cap..... is the seal\dust cap made onto the axle or can i get this when i get the rest of my seals in the morning.... if not i think im in trouble... it looks like it can come off but upon further inspection and reveiws of this thread my tummy hurts......

plz and thks!
__________________
-early 99,
moded idm
triple gauges
5in straight
910's springs
chromoly push rods
arp's
diy fuel system.



a few things still to come.
R & R and ss bars in progress.




89-f150
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #32  
Old 04-30-2012, 01:36 AM
haulin99sdp's Avatar
haulin99sdp
Offline
<< wasted fuel >>
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ky
Posts: 1,557
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

any info on the axle shafts would be great and a big help..... figures i would post in this thread since im doin bearings agian myself....
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #33  
Old 05-01-2012, 09:49 PM
haulin99sdp's Avatar
haulin99sdp
Offline
<< wasted fuel >>
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ky
Posts: 1,557
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

well the dealer told me they were made that way so sorry for sounding so stupid......lol.
finally got it spaured away after a big riff raff with them..... blame gillie-hyde ford. thier a pos. mods can delete my replys is they so choose..
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #34  
Old 05-05-2012, 06:03 AM
TARM's Avatar
TARM
Offline
PSN Veteran
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 4,865
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Sorry bud I did not notice anyone posted on this since I posted all the info for an got no reply or anything. I figured it was dead.

Yeh they are that way and do not worry when that "dust seal falls off and acts like ahoolahoop around your axle. They also all end up that way. Its a POS design and is as good as not having one. I was going to look and see if I could find a real seal to work there but never got around to it. Just do not want you freaking out if you see it off and think you have to pull the damn thing apart. Do not bother either let it hang or cut it off.

I can not believe none of the vendors have pickup on that machine drawing and started making these and advertising a way to make your unit bearings last. Finally a way to service your before unserviceable bearings. Certainly a someone like Guzzle would make out or Bob@diesel site. As they both seem to like these kinds of things.

Oh well I guess I and few others will be the only ones getting 200K + out of our unit bearings.

Do you know are the manual hub knuckles any differnet or do they just have a plug where the air port nipple usually is? See manual hub unit bearings seem to last longer and I think it has to do with no vacuum being pulled. But it could also be a seal issue if the knuckle is sealed better like no port there at all or something else.

BTW even the non ABS unit bearings now come with the anti-lock port its has a plug in it.
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #35  
Old 06-18-2012, 04:32 PM
mswasey
Offline
PSN Newb
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Tarm: Great info, thank you very much for taking the time to post this up. I am just changing the unit bearings on my 01 with 112k on it for the first time, sure wish I had seen this info a few years ago. I will be using the Temkin units AND grease them every year. It would be great if someone was making and selling the fittings.....maybe some day. Thanks again!
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #36  
Old 07-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Green250
Offline
PSN Newb
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Riffraff Diesel makes a fitting

http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/mm5/me...Store_Code=RRD
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #37  
Old 08-15-2014, 01:53 PM
bergpsd
Offline
PSN Local
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
Posts: 102
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Bringing back a really nice write up. I don't know if you are still around, but thanks TARM!
__________________
2001 CREW CAB LARIAT SHORT BED - 7.3 FORGED ROD MOTOR AIS - MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST - 18" HARLEY WHEELS
Reply With Quote Go to the top
  #38  
Old 08-27-2014, 11:09 PM
mikem
Offline
Master Tech
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 32
Re: 4x4 Front wheel bearing replacement

Yes thank you! I got on here looking for exactly this a minute ago, wanting to buy some time on my 4x4 truck instead of springing for new timken bearings, in conjunction with lubing the needles. I would rather do them when I have time to tackle a F-550 super 60 axle swap, and I'll be lucky if that is this year.

saved me time searching, which i proceeded to waste making this post.

This reminds me of when I worked at Kearney Mesa Ford in San Diego there was a guy in the suspension department who had painted "Captain Lack-O-Lube" on the top post of his big blue Rotary lift. Pretty sure he was the one who drove a brand new silver 7.3 cclb 4x4 Offroad on 37s with big shiny double Bilsteins. Don't think that dealership is there anymore
__________________
Late 99 CC/LB SRW Lariat 4x4 Offroad

2000 CC/LB DRW Lariat 2WD 7.3/4r100--- TOTALED late 2010, life saver

Former Cummins factory machinist & builder

Always Strokin', Never Cummins
Reply With Quote Go to the top
Reply


(View-All Members who have read this thread : 441
'01STROKER250, 00PSD, 01powerstrokin, 01REDSTROKER, 01strokin, 02 CCSB, 03ex, 03Excursion, 03_PSD, 04.52.6driver, 04psdexcursion, 04smokeman, 16yrenthusiest, 1sd, 20007.3stroker, 2000Censtroker, 2000XLifted, 2001-7.3Liter, 2006nytro, 2ridgebacks, 4.0l sahara, 444-4D, 4duggan, 6.0_psd, 6liternole, 7.3stroker93, 7.3_STROKE, 710_burner, 8ltrain, 93 idi 2WD, 95powerstroke82, 97CCLB410LS, 97F250 HD, 97PowerHusk, 97WhiteFlatty, 99.5crewstroke, 99F250Smitty, 99STROKINSMOKIN, aboydf04, aklefty, alalhunter, allegheny, amdriven2liv, Arisley, azc9a7, Backwoods Electric, BADASSPOWERSTROKE, Bake, BBowden73, Benito, bergpsd, Betaracer, beyondlogic, bftank, bhfarms, BIG JUICE, big nasty, big'un, biggreen96, bigjas, BigKid, bigmatty, bigrngyj, Bill R, bill4d, birdog, Black04Ram, black7.3, BlackHogDown, Black_Truck, blownpickup, blujay96, Bobs 7.3, boda65, Boydog, Bryrylan, bubz37, Bumpin, Bushwakd, cadd, Carney, carrj66, cat45, ccf250, ccf350stroker, CCSracer13, CGMKCM, chadder1313, chassross2003, CHevDog1, cliffordf350, cntryguy23, co04cobra, COFG-28, colbev57, Coltaine, colvinb, Cory_S, Country, crankin99, crashbro744, Critical, critter011, crowz, csp, CTC DEEZUL, custom8726, Cutty72, dan03sd, dan_k, Darkness, darrell401, David N, david212acu, ddracing, deathwishracer, demodeke18c, desertwheeler, Diesel Avenger, Diesel X, DieselBrad, dieseldawgsperformance, Dieselgeek, dieselman81, dieselvrgn, Dirt Floor Poor, Diver86er, Diverhardhat, dixieland-diesels, Doolie, double-s-diesel, drh4250, Dsycutter, Dtmbenz, duallyman, Duanesz, DubLyf, Dundunitall, Dustin F2504x4, Dusty Roads, eib, eric2317, Esp0660, EverettWV, Evil Diesel, f350red, farm boy, FarmRig, FaSSt9602, FastJax, fastring, fbilly420, firedriver19, firemaster, five20too, FlatbedCowboy, fminix, ford4life76, ford7.3sd, fordman4286, Fox24, Frenchb85, frogcookietater1, ftb28, fullacrappie, fummins97, gaf350, Gareth, Garydmundy, Gcashwell, goats, golfer, goodie85, goonygugle, Green250, Greg373, gunner0311, Haddzilla97, harrison, haulin99sdp, HeadHunter, Highbeam, HollywoodTRBros, homerun_const, Homesteader, HotCarl73, hottspyder@yahoo.com, huck2080, huck65, hunter scar, hystrung2xpi, idk, Illinois7.3, isky1843, itburns, j440, JAKE, Jakey, JByrdWend, jd75760, JfmF250, Jimmy4570, jimwesselman, jjjblanc, jjlw, jlau6888, JLDickmon, joediesle, joeford302, Joey7319, johnday, Jonesin, Jordison460, Jordy53, Joshs4x4toyz, jtbowen31, jtgf250, JUGMAN, justind, jvencius, kaker123, Kampy, KCDAXFACTOR, Keaton, kilapapipa, km335, kmanxj, koon.scott, Krisco, lariat7.3, LAXipad, leojr, leoneo01, LeRoi, LILGSX, longrange223, LOOSEWHEEL, losfinch, losrocket, lowbedriver, Lyme20, manureman, MATREDGT, Mayday, mbruce, me2, MedicRxDoc, Meisner, mikem, miller45103, mjones, mjpage69, Mofugra, morbeeeus, mrgto, mrit, mswasey, Mtack, mtmod50, muddynoll, Muleman2, mx185sw, Myles_S, mytmousef350, NastyCracker, NEBR99.5 OIL BURNER, NevrKnow, nhill2090, njjeep, No Regrets, no-tel-in, NorCalDiesel, Northcountrywood, northern64, NotStock, npen, NRHX2009, Nutz, NWPAStroker, nwstroker67, OBS F350, OBSWIZ, Ohnny101, old man dave, oldbluef250, opieg01, Owengilpin6, ozzy 2002 psd, parnellz, pete33, Peterbilt66, PETERC, Petro, pipedobber, Pipewhiner, pmasterson, podrx7319, POWERSTROKE2311, powerstroke3, powerstrokefreak101, Powerstrokinfirefighter, printzjd, psdguy08, psdmike, PsRumors, quartershot, Ramblin'_Man, rancher76, randall, raptor, RealDeal, reggie9101, rfrostick, richard2212, rickdavis81, riverjet, Riverrunner, roadstar, rob10970, rocketron, Rockyardjo, Roenicke95stroker, Roots, Ross01, rsbhunter, ruckdork, Rupp250, rusty1161, rylerwick102, sampsue, San Antonio 78, savvy1, scarlet_nape, scheidt27, Sciulli, scott2001, scparrish, SCPSD, SDER1, SDRiverRat, sga6.0l, sgleshot, shawnberrier, Shiryas, shock, Shockley6.0, shortkleinberg12, simonmcnasty, simonsays, simpleman, slyfly76, smith7.3, snoblade82, snorcr31, southsoldier98, speeddemon31176, splitshot, SteveD, Stokes, Stringer Driver, Stroken7.3, strokertown, strokin340, StrokinAces1973, strokinak, strokinDa6.4, stysinjimmmy, superchaos, SuperRod, supersize, Super_Dirty_06, svilla, t4050nh, TARM, tbutera2112, tennridgerunner, The Butcher, Thebigone, theSLEEPER, TheSmokinStroke2002, THETANK01, tholt34, thoroughbred, Titan, tjohnny62, tommyv, TomP, tomspear, TomzToyz2, tonyt, toolmangary, towsurfer, TPeqJR, trashbag, tree trimmer, trolling2, TRX370r, tubular031, turboaz2, turbodeezul7.3, twisthappyr6, two-rocks, Tycof250, UM Canes, ununited11, upsidedown2, van2002, vanislejimmy, VivalDee, WarDamnEagle, warrenexner, wasted wages, wgoebel78, whitestroke, whitjo, whtdmax, widieseltech, wildstang3, wingnut, Wish_It_Was_A_Bowtie2004, wkysanta, Wojo, WoodBoy, wooner, wyvern, xanthias, xchaotic chaosx, xj_89, xtreme radial, xxxbrutusxxx, zaairman, Zane-03 King Ranch, zig917, zilla68, zkurtz, Zmann
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:10 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.