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On a 1998 Ford Ranger 4 x 4 do you have to replace hub/bearing

On a 1998 Ford Ranger 4 x 4 do you have to replace the hub and bearing or can u just replace the bearings and if so what is the cost.......Tires are very noisy when traveling down highway anything over 20 mph...can't hear even radio so loud.

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You may have to replace the hub if the races have been destroyed...they are the real shiny machined spots on which the bearings ride...if the problem went on long enough they may be bad...pitted and grooved.

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I've changed rotors before but never on a 4 wheel drive. Could you tell me how to on a 1989 ford ranger?


Brake Rotor (Disc) - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the front of the vehicle and support on jackstands.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire.
  4. Remove the brake caliper assembly as described earlier in this section, but do not disconnect the brake hose.
  5. Suspend the caliper assembly by a piece of wire. Do not allow it to hang by the brake hose.
  6. Follow the procedure given under wheel bearing removal in Suspension and Steering for models with manual and automatic locking hubs (lines down).
New rotor assemblies come protected with an anti-rust coating which should be removed with denatured alcohol or degreaser. New hubs must be packed with EP wheel bearing grease.
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.


Front Wheel Bearings - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figure 1 )


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Fig. 1: Inspect the bearings for abnormal wear and/or damage



With Manual Locking Hubs
(see Figures 2 through 17)

  1. Raise the vehicle and install jackstands.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the retainer washers from the lug nut studs and remove the manual locking hub assembly from the spindle.
  4. Remove the snapring and spacer from the end of the spindle shaft.
  5. Remove the outer wheel bearing locknut from the spindle using 4 prong spindle nut spanner wrench, T86T-1197-A or equivalent. Make sure the tabs on the tool engage the slots in the locknut.
  6. Remove the locknut washer from the spindle.
  7. Remove the inner wheel bearing locknut from the spindle using 4 prong spindle nut spanner wrench, T86T-1197-A or equivalent. Make sure the tabs on the tool engage the slots in the locknut.
  8. Remove the outer bearing cone and roller assembly from the hub. Remove the hub and rotor from the spindle.
  9. Using seal removal tool 1175-AC or equivalent remove and discard the grease seal. Remove the inner bearing cone and roller assembly from the hub.
  10. Clean the inner and outer bearing assemblies in solvent. Inspect the bearings and the cones for wear and damage. Replace defective parts, as required.
  11. If the cups are worn or damaged, remove them with front hub remover tool T81P-1104-C and tool T77F-1102-A or equivalent.
  12. Wipe the old grease from the spindle. Check the spindle for excessive wear or damage. Replace defective parts, as required.
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Fig. 2: Before beginning the wheel bearing removal, and after the outer hub is removed, wipe off any excess grease

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Fig. 3: After the grease is wiped off, remove the axle shaft snapring ...

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Fig. 4: ... then pull the splined spacer from the axle shaft end

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Fig. 5: Use a 4 pronged socket to loosen the outer wheel bearing locknut ...

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Fig. 6: ... then remove the outer locknut

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Fig. 7: Remove the lockwasher from behind the outer locknut ...

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Fig. 8: ... then loosen and remove the inner locknut-note the lockwasher engagement pin (arrow)

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Fig. 9: While pushing inwards on the rotor/hub assembly, remove the outer wheel bearing ...

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Fig. 10: ... then pull the rotor/hub assembly from the spindle, taking care not to scratch the bearing cups in the hub

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Fig. 11: Pry out the grease seal on the back of the rotor/hub assembly ...

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Fig. 12: ... then remove the inner wheel bearing. Thoroughly clean and inspect all of the parts for wear or damage





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