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tighten wheel bearings

Thread in 'General Information' started by Ed Fenwick, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Ed Fenwick

    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Hi folks, a mechanic told me that the front wheels were a little loose when he rocked at 12 and 6 oclock, The bearings are about 3 years old, maybe 15K mikes. He says that he should repack them. Can I just tighten the outer nut and be ok. I am too old to pack the bearings and he wants $110.00.
    TKS Ed
     
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    Don’t go cheap when it comes to packing the bearings, they need the grease,


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    RedRanger 7 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    On my 2003 4X4 I dont think I could repack them. Is yours 2 wheel drive?
    My 4X4 97 Ranger needed to be snugged up almost every month
    Hopefully you will get a more knowledgeable reply soon
    Thanks Dave
     
  4. Ed Fenwick

    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Thanks, guys, mine is a two wheel drive so the repackables are up front.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Ed this is from my master manual..for fronts on 2/wd. If you cant read i will try to enlarge it

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  6. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Look, You "Could" just tighten 1 or 2 castle crowns.... It could last forever, it could burn up..... Only way is to really check with it apart…
     
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    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Thanks guys, I had a mechanic repack the fronts for me, he charged $118. Does that sound right?
    God bless Ed
     
  8. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Yeah, especially if he had to remove the rotors to back the backs..... If not, its still an ok price...
     

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