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How to change wheel bearings on 2003 Dodge Dakota

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering

Hello
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there is a u joint to be replaced on your steering shaft just after the steering shaft
open the hood look down to the steering shaft you will see a small u joint very common to go bad most auto parts stores carry the part
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Change front wheel bearings

u will need to remove the brake cailper and the the brake rotor, then the hub retaining nut, that is a large metric nut, the bearing and hub must come off, then u will need to take this hub to a machine shop or the dealer and have the new bearing pressed in.
BCA/NATIONAL Part # 510078 moreinfo.gif {Ball Bearing Bore=1.5354" Outer Diameter=2.9134" Width=1.4173"}
Front Wheel PRICE: $47.99, PART SOURCE: Rockauto.com

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Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you change the wheel bearings in a 2003 Dodge Pickup

Is the truck a 4x4? If it is you will have to replace the bearing assy. which will most likley be diffucult without the right tools.the bearing bolts into place,but the hub assy are known for rusting into place and being very hard to remove.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Noise in front wheels of 97 dodge dakota

You have a wheel hub assembly with bad needle bearings. Make sure by getting the vehicle up to operating speed and cruise a curvy road. A quieting down on a right hand turn will indicate a left wheel bearing assembly,(and vice versa) and you have to put some force into the turn in order to notice the changes in the sound. You'll find one turn will be quieter than the other. I had this problem with a similar vehicle and purchased the wheel hub assembly through Rock Auto (google them. You'll be glad you did). Thirty percent cheaper than the local parts house, and they shipped the part quite quickly. Make sure, by the way, to clean out the pocket where the assembly goes in. Simply pull the wheel off, drop the caliper, and you'll see three bolts holding the assembly. Take the nut off the end of the axle shaft and be prepared to beat the old assembly off with a heavy hammer. You will not have to drop either ball joint, although you should inspect them for wear at that time. Slip the replacement assembly onto the shaft and line up the splines before trying to mount the assembly. The whole job should take you maybe about an hour, and you may not break all that much of a sweat while you're at it. Good luck and be confident. You can do this!

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: changing a wheel bearing, 2003 mazda 6

to change that, using a hydraulic press is highly recommended. if you are DIY experienced, this trick works as well:

take a pice of a stable metal pipe, 10-20 cm long. and in diameter just a tick smaller than gross bearing size. take a very heavy tool and use the pipe to beat out the old bearing. dont be shy, needs a lot of power.

do not use this method to insert the new bearing. use a pice of wood instead (must sit stable on the outer bearing ring!!), lubircate a bit and beat carfully and very straigt in fractions of a mm. this is the difficult part and here the bearing may brake if you are too rough.

Not really recommend, but working when used with brain and care.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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