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Old 06-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 F150 V6 2WD with 68k miles. Front right wheel bearing going bad. I was expecting the simple "old school" inner & outer bearing arrangement which I thought wouldn't be to difficult or expense to fix. Reading various posts & talking to dealer made me find out replacement is via complete front rotor, hub & bearing assembly. I found a parts supply site (RockA____) that has Timken Set930 which is just the bearing. Much cheaper than buying hub & rotor.
Has anyone here just replaced the bearings in their hub & rotor? If so, what's involved & are these the proper replacement bearings?
I was hoping to avoid the expense of getting the assembly if possible.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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I thought it was quite gay when I found out it was one unit too. Couldn't tell you though without looking at a repair manual which is with all my dorm stuff at home 900 miles away. Maybe cause the rear is fully sealed and non serviceable. Not sure.
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i just replaced my wheel bearing.

you cannot just replace the bearings. it is one hub assembly. cost me $200 for one side. tascaparts.com - 188+ shipping

it is literally a 30 minute job.

1) jack up the truck
2) remove wheel
3) remove 2 18mm caliper bolts and zip tie caliper somewhere so it doesnt hang.
4) removed rotor
5) remove 4 18mm bolts on rear that hold hub on.
6) pull hub off
7) repeat process in reverse.
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schissler, Do you have 2WD or 4WD? I'm hearing that for 2WD the rotor,hub, & the pressed in bearing are a complete assy. If so, your step 4 & 5 threw me off.

Anyway, I just ordered the rotor/hub/bearing assy, as I've concluded I don't want to mess with pressing out/in new bearings. I've read the 36mm spindle nut needs to be torqued to 296 FT-LB. I only have 1/2 sockets & torque wrench...too small for this job. Need 3/4" torque wrench. So I need to borrow, rent, or buy these tools for this seldom repair.
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Autozone should be able to rent you the tool. Without opening a whole discussion on the topic (again) the spindle nuts are one time use, so you should order a new spindle nut as well.
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schissler, Do you have 2WD or 4WD? I'm hearing that for 2WD the rotor,hub, & the pressed in bearing are a complete assy. If so, your step 4 & 5 threw me off.

Anyway, I just ordered the rotor/hub/bearing assy, as I've concluded I don't want to mess with pressing out/in new bearings. I've read the 36mm spindle nut needs to be torqued to 296 FT-LB. I only have 1/2 sockets & torque wrench...too small for this job. Need 3/4" torque wrench. So I need to borrow, rent, or buy these tools for this seldom repair.

Sorry, that is for a 4wd hub.. and the axle only has a 1/2" nut on it.
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