Clicking noise from front hubs 2004 dodge ram 2500 diesel 4x4
I need to pull the front hubs to inspect and repair any problem with 4 wheel drive gears in the hubs. I need a good book to explain clearly how to pull and replace the front end hubs and maybe the axels...........
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Re: clicking noise from front hubs 2004 dodge ram 2500...
First just crawl under it and grab your axles and see if you can shake them and get any movement from either of them this will tell you if you have a loose CV joint or not .. thanks Jerry holler if you need more .
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Tire and wheel assemblyCaliper and rotorWheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from the steering knuckleElectrical connection for the wheel speed sensorFront drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive modelsHub and bearing assembly mounting boltsHub and bearing assemblyO-ring seal from the steering knuckle bore (2500 series)
Clean and inspect the O-ring seal
Clean all corrosion or contaminates from the steering knuckle bore and the hub and bearing assembly.
Install the O-ring to the steering knuckle (2500 series).
Lubricate the steering knuckle bore with wheel bearing grease or the equivalent.
Install or connect the following:
Hub and bearing assemblyHub and bearing assembly mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).Front drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive modelsElectrical connection for the wheel speed sensorWheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt to the steering knuckle. Tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).RotorTire and wheel assembly.
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You have to make somebody to check the struts, or shocks, and also the axles, this situation is very dangerous because if the problem are the terminals or the axles, they can be broke while driving and you will lost control of the steering wheel... completely. I mean, no steering wheel working, on a car running...
remove front wheel brakes,rotors, axle nut,remove the four bolts on the bake side of your unit bearing using one of the 4 bolts removed from the unit bearing (also knowin as wheel bearing) go get a half dozen of the same bolt only 1 to 2 inchs longer theard them into the unit bearing from the back side and start beating. the unit bearing is a sob to get out but will come out with time once you get it out pull out your axle shaft replace the ujoint and reassemble anti seize everything as you re assemble it
Do you have automatic locking hubs? Do you need to turn hubs on wheels in order to have 4 wheel drive work? If all you do to get in 4wd is move shifter, then you have automatic locking hubs. The clicking indicates that the hubs are not fully disingaging. To check, block rear wheels, jack front up, and turn tire. the axle should not be turning...if it is, hub is still ingaged....time for new hubs.....if hubs are bad, and you want to save money, you can purchase a set of manual hubs made by (WARN)...its more than half the cost, but you will have to turn hubs to lock and unlock manually. Note...you still need to use the gear selector to put and take out 4wd.
the hub is seized into stering knuckle..you can try putting a socket or a small 1/2" drive extension between 1 ear of front axle shaft and axle housing and turning wheels all the way to whatever side you have socket in..this will push hub out of knuckle..try doing this both ways with engine running..keep axle nut on shaft
Straight forward job. Remove wheels, remove 2 caliper bolts per wheel, check bolts,and bushings for wear/corrosion and lubricate, remove calipers, remove brake pads, push caliper pistons into calipers, replace anti-rattle clips, put new pads in, put caliper and bolts in, put wheels on. Start truck and press brake pedal several times to take up slack and you're done.