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How do I replace the driver front wheel bearing on a 2001 dakota

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  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    replace berring on four wheel drive truck

  • Luis Garcia Jan 06, 2009

    Staj1, can you go into more detail in how to load the bearings correctly. I have a 01 2wd 4.7 slt dakota and what to replace both front bearing and not the hubs. How true is it that Timken's Set 49 will do the job?



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FYI the bearings on the 01 kota are SEALED you have to cut them off, i also have a 01 4.7 dakota 2wd had to do this just last week

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If it is 4X4 you will need to remove your hub assembly. Then If, 2 wheel drive you will need to remove your brake assembly. The dust cover to get access to axle nut. Remove the cotter pin, then the nut. Be careful of the ABS connection on the back of your hub. Replace bearings, races and the seal. Let me know if you need to know how to load your bearings and I’ll go into more detail.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008


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SOURCE: Replacing front wheel bearing

The brake rotor needs to be removed, drive shaft nut in center of hub then 3 bolts hold the hub assembly to spindle from back side. if it has abs unplug it then some work will need to be done with a hammer and chisel to work the bearing out of spindle and axle shaft from bearing

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering

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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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SOURCE: how to replace front wheel bearings on 2001 mitsubisih mirage

this is not really a DIY job,you will need some special tools to remove the bearing and refit the new one.If you know enough to remove the hub assembly then i will explain how to remove the bearing and fit the new one,failing which remove the hub assembly and take it to a local engineers/re-conditioners to have the bearing pressed in and out

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: is front drivers side wheel

depends on what you mean by "hard" if your mechanically inclined no, if you aren't, yes. You will need to remove the tire, the brake assembly and then get a large (32 or 34mm probably) socket to take off the spindle nut, I think on the dakota you have to remove the ball joint with a ball joint separator, remove the bearing assembly from the half shaft. (standard procedure on most vehicles) Hope this helps!

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Am am replacing the wheel bearing hub assembly on

understandably you want to do things right. i do this job by tightening the nut with channel lock pliers, spinning the rotor, and loosening the nut just til loose and then snug. reinstall the castle washer and then a new cotter pin (if available). make sure there is no lateral play(up and down). you should be good to go. happy holidays

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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