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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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new truck/bad bearing

hello out there
just bought 06 fx4 level2 . upgrade from my old 94 xlt 4x4.
first timer on a forum of any kind... looks like a good place to get info,..
fr.wheel bearing was wasted at 63k any one else seen this? I only did the one side that failed..? should I do both?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 05:38 AM
 
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No. Their is no telling when or if(more likely when) the other will fail.
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I had to change my left front as well this summer. Easy to re%re about 20 minutes...

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If it was my truck I'd do both even if the other one is fine doing both gives you piece of mind then you know there ok

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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my next ? is about my front axle witch to my surprise spins all the time . when did ford change this? advantages? disadvantages? seems to me that locking hubs would save wear and tear if you don't mind getting out in the mud..
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advantage: you can engage 4H at pretty much any speed as the front end is already turning at speed

disadvantage: front end turn all the time so fuel mileage suffers
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My passenger side wheel bearing went at 70k. I had it replaced under warranty

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advantage: you can engage 4H at pretty much any speed as the front end is already turning at speed

disadvantage: front end turn all the time so fuel mileage suffers
Also, less parts = less to break, and cheaper to build.

It would be nice if there were an easy aftermarket solution to put locking hubs on it, though. I don't think you can just install Warn hubs on this set up.

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