Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Dakota > 2nd Gen Dakota
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2nd Gen Dakota 1997 - 2004 Dakota's

Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-08-2012, 04:01 PM
snipeathome snipeathome is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4
Unhappy Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Sport - 2WD - 2 Wheel ABS

Took my truck to a dealer and they wanted $600+ to replace my 2 front wheel bearing/hub assembly.
Autozone had them for $78 each.

I was able to take off the rotor but the hub assembly is stuck inside the rotor. I wasn't going to replace the rotor and from what I've been told I should have too.

Everything I've found online is about replacing the rotor so no-one has made a good explanation as to how to remove the parts without damaging the rotors.

I've attempted a rubber hammer to the back of the rotor and the screws.
I've attempted to slam it down on the concrete as straight as possible.
I've added a wd-40 and another really good lubricant to the crevasses.
And still nothing will move....

Can anyone out there help me?
Thanks in advance.
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2012, 01:05 PM
Crazy4x4RT's Avatar
Crazy4x4RT Crazy4x4RT is offline
Offroad Dakota Moderator
Dodge Forum Moderator
1993 Dodge Dakota
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 93 Dakota
Location: NM
Posts: 10,812
Default

I will move this to the 2nd generation Dakota sub-forum.
__________________
My Youtube Videos! ----My Photo Albums---Solid Axle Swap ----- Leaf Spring Swap/flip ----2wd-4wd swap

"No truck should ever be lowerd! NEVER" Buy a car if you want it low!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2012, 01:29 PM
00DakDan's Avatar
00DakDan 00DakDan is offline
Section Moderator
Dodge Forum Moderator
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2000 Dak Sport CC 4.7 5 speed 4x4
Location: MA
Posts: 3,004
Default

Hi Snipe,

You don't need to replace the rotor.
Can you post a picture? I'm a little confused with your post.

Basically you remove the caliper, pull the rotor off, and then you have the bearing hub still attached to the spindle. Remove the nut from axle and pull the bearing/hub right off.

I think from your post that you took the hub/bearing/rotor off all together. In that case try some heat around the hub/rotor seam.

It may be easier to put it back on the truck, it can be a pain to get them apart (read as 'bigger hammer').

Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-09-2012, 01:55 PM
BlueQC BlueQC is offline
Rookie
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 2001 Dakota QC
Location: Fraser Valley Canada
Posts: 96
Mark Stewart
Default

I had a look at the Napa site at the front bearing for my '01 QC. From what you are describing. Remove from the truck then on the bench, I would support the rotor on some blocks then place another block of wood between the studs and give it a good solid WHACK! with a BFH. On reassembly, I would put a thin skim of anti-seize across the bearing hat.
Keep us posted of your progress.
__________________
'01 Blue QC Sport
3.9 Auto
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2012, 02:10 PM
snipeathome snipeathome is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4
Default Problem Solved

After several hours of messing with the assembly and rotor, I moved on to the other parts I needed to replace. Before I did I soaked some WD-40 into the crevasses and let it sit there for about 2 hours.

When I came back to it, I steadily and evenly slammed the rotor down on the cement, bolts downward. After a couple more times of that it finally broke free.

The left side wasn't near as difficult. Still stuck, but no WD-40 required and it broke free after a couple of smacks on the concrete.

Thanks for the reply.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-09-2012, 08:06 PM
dodgeramguy85's Avatar
dodgeramguy85 dodgeramguy85 is offline
Grand Champion
2002 Dodge Ram 2500
My Garage
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 02 Ram 2500 cummins
Location: Houtzdale,PA
Posts: 5,337
Michael Kokoskie
Default

Its easier to pull the rotor off while the hub is still bolted to the truck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 08:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Tags
hub assembly, hub bearing, wheel hub assembly

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails