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Front Wheel Bearings...2008 Ram

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:44 AM
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Default Front Wheel Bearings...2008 Ram

After some of the research I've done as to the wheel bearing replacement on the front of my truck......I have some comments that say it goes real smooth, pop the axle out yadda, yadda.
Other comments suggest that the control arm gets in the way and it too needs to be moved.

Is the CV joint really that collapsible on these axles?

Anything else I should know?

Of course some of the vids make it look a little TOO easy....it's the video comments I like to read.

And most seem to have a full lift rather that jackstands.
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anti seize the hub/spindle once you get the wheel bearing out .and yes on these truck the axle's do seize in the bearing's i have had to heat up and drive the axle out with air hammer.i pop the upper ball joint off the spindle to get at the whell bearing bolts much easy ier
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A little dap of lock-tight (blue) on the hub mounting bolts. Had one of mine back out, luck it didn't do any damage.
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Thanks for the tips.

Anyone else?
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So much for that little problem.

Dealer replaced the bearing under warranty!
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So much for that little problem.

Dealer replaced the bearing under warranty!

Nobby,

Glad to hear it was covered under your warranty.
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Nobby,

Glad to hear it was covered under your warranty.
Thanks. I am quite happy about how things are turning out.

And I am starting to love this truck.
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Thanks. I am quite happy about how things are turning out.

And I am starting to love this truck.

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