I can't figure out how to remove the wheel bearing from my 98 dodge ram 1500 4x4. It seems like there are three bolts holding it on and looking and my new wheel bearing those three holes are threaded. I've soaked them in sea foam and tried to remove them with my impact wrench but they just won't move. There seems to be some sort of little cap on the end (red arrows are pointing to two of them) but I didn't want to pry to hard. Any ideas how to remove the wheel bearing? Do I remove those bolts? Are they bolts?
Yes those are bolts. You remove those from the back side. This takes a while sometimes. If you can't get them by reverse alone, try hitting them with impact in forward for a hit or two to brake it loose a little. If the new hub comes with new bolts, don't be afarid to brake them. PS, after those bolts are removed, don't forget to remove the nut on the axle shaft. You may also need to use an air hammer to help remove old hub after bolts are removed.
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up your Dodge Ram. Block the wheels to keep it from rolling as you
work. Get started by removing the first tire and wheel assembly. Remove
the hub extension and the brake caliper as well as the caliper adapter.
Remove the grease cap, cotter pin, nut lock, nut, washer and
outer wheel bearing. Now, pull the old rotor off of the spindle. Clean
the area with a damp cloth to remove any debris. Pack the wheel bearings
Install the new rotor and hub onto the spindle. Replace the
outer wheel bearing, washer, and then the retaining nut. Torque the nut
to 30 to 40 ft. lbs. while rotating the hub and rotor.
Then tighten the nut and install the nut lock and a new cotter pin.
Clean the grease cap and then coat it with new wheel bearing
grease and replace the cap. Put the caliper adapter back into place and
then tighten the two mounting bolts with a torque wrench. Install the
wheel and tire assembly.
Repeat this process for each additional rotor and then lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts and test drive your Dodge Ram to make sure that the installation was successful.
This is a very simple job to do. Raise the front of truck off the ground,block the rear tires. Using pliers and a hammer,remove the grease cap from hub. Remove the cotter key and nut from axle,pull out slowly and remove outer bearing. then remove hub from axle. To remove inner bearing ,prop hub on a board and use a large punch to drive out bearing and seal. Clean out inside the hub and install new bearing and seal. Replace all parts in the reverse as you took them off. Hope this will help you.
as long as your sure its comeing from the front right tire proceed
to get to the bearing you have to take the wheel off first, rotate the rotor to see if you can hear the bearing.
remove brakes/caliper/caliper bracket/rotor
remove cotter pin/axle nut
remove 4 bolts from wheel bearing assy
unplug electrical connector for ABS, if has it
tap axle end lightly to dislodge fron wheel bearing assy
may need pry bar and hammer or air chisel to remove wheel bearing assy from vehicle
clean orifice well and installation is the opposite to inspect the bearings take it out , and look for loose or stuck bearings, if it rolls freely chances are its not bad. . if water or dirt gets inside it can ruin the bearing. make sure you pack the bearing with grease. if the bearing is bad just buy a new one. i cant guarantee it is a bearing so good luck.