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Old 09-14-2013, 12:39 AM
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What is the expected life of wheel bearings for the 06 Dodge Ram 3500. I have about 104,000 miles on mine now and I am wondering if I should do a time change on them before they fail.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:28 AM
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suspend the front end, see if they wiggle, if not, not yet. On the other hand, if you're 4x4, check the u-joints on the axles. If they're loose----at all----then its time.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:49 AM
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They should get you at least 100k miles unless you're hauling or on rough roads all the time. After 100,00k it's up to Murphy. I have been stranded before which has made me big on preventative maintenance. If you have the cash and time, I'd go for it. 100k is a time to just replace all the suspension bushings, ball joints, struts, etc., then go get an alignment and be good for another 75k on the components at least.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Old Murph and I are quite well acquainted so maybe I should beat him to the garage. Thanks again for the info that is kinda what I thought.
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