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2001 Ford Ranger SRS brakeks and bearing problems

I have a 2001 Ford ranger srs V6 2WD automatic long bed and I bought it new in Vegas where I was living . I'm being told I have the wrong rotors and they are original, that my break pads of 6 mo are worn off on one end and new on the other plus i wanted an alignment but was told my bearings needed repacked. I was told when i bought this truck I had sealed bearings and would last the time of the truck unless damage has occored but I've not damaged the front end. I had a shimmy in the fronend starting about 35mph and realy bad at 60mph. I had 2front shocks replaced and 4 new tires put on yesterday and today no shimmy at any speed. I need help to know what to beleive because I'm headed to Vegas tommorow from SE Idaho.

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Your truck has sealed bearings in the front but they can go bad after several miles. If the truck is not stopping straight or you are getting a pulse through the break pedal (and sometimes a shimmy in the steering) then it's time to replace the rotors and pads. If the truck is stopping and driving fine then I wouldn't worry about it.

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