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OUR WHEEL BEARINGS WENT OUT ON OUR 2002 FORD EXPLORER AND HUSBAND CANNOT FIND OUT WHAT THE NAME OF THE PART HE NEEDS IS. iT IS BEHING THE HUB AND BEARING IT HOLDS THE BRAKE AND THE CV JOINTS GOES THROUGH

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Called a spindle, bearing go into it also caliper bolts to along with upper & lower ball joint

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The part i believe you are refering to is called the front spindles. this would incorporate your bracket for the brake caliper and all the mountings for the front rotors, bearings, and drive axles.

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SPINDLE or KNUCKLE

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