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98 dodge ram 1500 4x4 wheel bearing replacement

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?




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  • srdaniel Sep 15, 2008

    They came out easy enough once I got the proper tools. I simply bought a 14mm socket for the 3/4" breaker bar, stood on it and they popped loose. This was after breaking the reducer adapter trying to use my 14mm socket for the 3/8" drive.

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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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  • Steven Brock Sep 15, 2008

    You did that without air tools? I'm impressed!

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