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Old 01-12-2012, 04:38 PM
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Default 2000 2wd front wheel bearings

so i started to change the wheelbearings today on my 2wd truck. got the hub off and the snap ring off the hub, but just can't seem to get the bearings out of the hub. Am I missing something here?

I know you can buy a hub with wheel bearings already in it, but it's like 130 bucks, I'd rather just replace the bearings, can go to the local bearing place and pick them up cheap (if I can get them out).
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:42 PM
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Need to press them out.
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will both bearings come out of the back of the hub? that was why I did not press them out yet, usually one race goes in from the back, and one goes in from the front.
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Not sure on that.......
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ok so pressing did work, thanks HeyYou. here is what came out of the hub.
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anyone ever seen a bearing like that? it's like a double race.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:37 PM
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i thought the 00-01 2wd used a similar non-servicable hub bearing as the 4wd. look up the replacement part and see if you get a picture.
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Pretty common design for most hub/bearing units these days. Cool, thanks for the pic. Useful info there.

How much was the bearing? And are the replacements you got gonna work right?
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don't have any replacements yet. autozone and other parts stores offer unit hubs as well as individual bearings. none of the pictures I have found look like that with the double bearind race thingy, lol. I wonder if they do away with the double thing, or if it is just a stock picture online.
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the two bearings are timken with part numbers, so I know I can get them no problem, as for the double race, I can't find any part numbers going to take it to my bearing guy in town and see what he says. or if he can look it up.
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maybe he can do something for you.
rockauto lists a non-servicable hub assembly for about $120 each.

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i actually found some on ebay, for 55bucks, with free shipping. So I will probably go with one of those if they can't help me. I think that they will have what I need though.
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+1 what dhvaughan said, A 2001 uses the 4x4 style hub assembly as one unit. If you found bearings to replace in that unit, maybe they will work. But I don't think so. Dodge changed from replaceable bearings on a 2wd a few years ago to 4x4 style. Not sure what year though.

And btw, yes I've seen dbl races like that. But that is on a chevy tracker hub.
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ok so i found a bearing. found it at advanced auto parts, it is a moog brand
40 bucks.
if you look at my picture, how the two bearings come out of the double race, the moog one does not come apart, i guess that mine is for sure bad. I am going to call the bearing place in town tomorrow and see if they are any cheaper, if they are i will return the one to advanced.
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got it all back together, no issues. decided not to wait till tomorrow to reassemble it. Going for a test drive now.
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alright, truck is better then ever, lol(I've only had it for a few weeks). The new bearing not only got rid of the leaning tire, but also the tire drone. I didn't even realize how loud the road noise was until now. Truck is still making some popping noises when I turn and hit bumps at the same time, I'm thinking driver side ball joint, but will have to investigate further.

Oh and for anyone who wants to know, the part number for the bearing is 513058, I got it from advanced auto for 39.99+tax. It is national brand, by moog.
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+1 what dhvaughan said, A 2001 uses the 4x4 style hub assembly as one unit. If you found bearings to replace in that unit, maybe they will work. But I don't think so. Dodge changed from replaceable bearings on a 2wd a few years ago to 4x4 style. Not sure what year though.
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ok so i found a bearing. found it at advanced auto parts, it is a moog brand
40 bucks.
if you look at my picture, how the two bearings come out of the double race, the moog one does not come apart, i guess that mine is for sure bad. I am going to call the bearing place in town tomorrow and see if they are any cheaper, if they are i will return the one to advanced.
Guess you are first guinea pig then. Hopefully it works as intended and therefore you can report this option for people.

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alright, truck is better then ever, lol(I've only had it for a few weeks). The new bearing not only got rid of the leaning tire, but also the tire drone. I didn't even realize how loud the road noise was until now. Truck is still making some popping noises when I turn and hit bumps at the same time, I'm thinking driver side ball joint, but will have to investigate further.

Oh and for anyone who wants to know, the part number for the bearing is 513058, I got it from advanced auto for 39.99+tax. It is national brand, by moog.

Maybe you already know this, but lift the tires off ground to check the ball joints. Grab tire and shake for play at 12 and 6 oclock positions. Even see if they hold any lube anymore. Hopefully they are good. Popping could also be track bar at the frame.
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Should be a sealed bearing...... permanently greased. (for certain values of permanent....)
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did you have to press it in with an actual press, or just knock it in with a hammer and driver/big socket ?

+1 on ball joints on the popping.
but if you do need a track bar, check rockauto for best price.
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yes is it a permanently greased bearing, which sucks, but oh well.

yes i actually had to use a press to press the bearing in and out.

its definately not the trackbar, as a 2wd does not have a track bar.

i know how to check ball joints, but I cannot find anything else that seems worn, at all in the front suspension.
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