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I got to publicly say "Thank you" to @MUDDY and @Muddys_Viagra for bailing me out. I got down to Boise to drop MoparMom off at dialysis and went and ate breakfast. After breakfast, I want to go to Downtown Boise to pick up my girlfriend's grill guard for her Land Rover. So I hopped on the I184 and started head that way. Didn't take long and the vehicle started darting back in forth in the lanes. I slowed down and got off the freeway to look it over nothing appeared out of sorts. So I took city streets to the shop to get the grill guard. I started to hear the growling and grinding noise starting. The darting got worse. So I took care of the grill guard and asked for a floor jack. Sure enough the passenger side I assumed that failed was still good. The driver side was rather floppy. 

 

Muddy got MoparMom and Diesel back over to RV at his place. Then we went to get a trailer at Harold's to hopefully trailer it back to Harold's place. Needless to say that Harold's till deck doesn't work too good without ramps. It would flatten out before the last axle made it on the deck. We abandon the idea and got back home about 11pm that night. Next morning I unloaded Muddy's trailer of all his mill ends. Then we proceeded to go load my truck up. Hauled for Harold's and got it fixed up. I know Muddy go a video of me shaking the tire. 

 

So I replaced the on bearing and picked up a second bearing for the other side. I'll be installing today. 

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thankful I was in the position to assist :thumbup:

 

and thankful that the truck was able to get to a safe place instead of on the side of the freeway.

 

I will need to get that vid to you to post up. a bit of wobble is correct!!!

 

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3 minutes ago, MUDDY said:

I will need to get that vid to you to post up. a bit of wobble is correct!!!

 

Just upload to Youtube then when it finishes just copy the youtube URL to the post and it will automatically insert the video. 

 

For example...

https://youtu.be/k7g6O0BXBbI

 

 

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Now I have to say. Now that I've replaced both left and right wheel bearings the ABS and BRAKE lights are now off. So the wheel bearing issue resolved another issue on its own. 

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I would have to say the bearings where slowly failing all along. Much smoother ride, ABS brakes work good again. Tires are going to wear flat again. This is a good thing. So the bearing issue fixed two problems in one wack.

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My wheel bearing melted the and sensor. Truck was then very soon undrivable. I replaced bearing still waiting for driver side to go out.

 

Glad muddy could help and all turned out well

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Easier yet. That should be the first nut removed before it's even jacked up. So the shaft nut first then jack it up and remove tire, caliper, and rotor. Then using an air hammer drive the loosen 4 bolts of the bearing out. 

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Sure. Not as easy with 6" dually spacers. 

Using the steering to press out unit bearing.  That's the cool trick any money can remove a nut truck sitting on the ground our jacked up.

 

I was the monkey that got the axle nut off then struggled with unit bearing ounce it was all unbolted

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@hbowers has a nifty tool that you use in a air hammer. It will drive the bearing right out no problem. I used my air chisel to do the same but it beat the bolt heads up some. Much better to have the driver tool or make a tool.

 

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Thread the bolt part way in and use socket and extension.  Turn the steeri g against it. Walla. Free with tools you used to take it apart

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On 4/28/2017 at 9:22 PM, Evan said:

Thread the bolt part way in and use socket and extension.  Turn the steeri g against it. Walla. Free with tools you used to take it apart

 

Need two people to make that work also be careful I've attempt this and ended up splitting a socket in half attempting to push them out. I've also bent 6 inch socket extensions attempting a push method. After Harold showed me that air hammer trick it can easily be done by a single person and very fast. 

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wow. beats yours for certain.

amazing!

 

reminder to see if MV can get that vid of yours on a you tube account.

 

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