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Old 02-25-2011, 12:37 AM
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The hub bearing is a pain to remove. The easiest way I have found was to back all three bolts holding the bearing in out about 1/4 inch. Then put a deep well socket on lower bolt holding the wheel bearing in and hold it there while someone turns the steering wheel jamming the socket between the bolt head and the inner C this in most cases will push the bearing out a quarter inch at a time. Most of the time you will have to start the truck to use the power steering to get enough power to do it. When you go to take the nut off the end of the axle shaft you may need a 6 foot long piece of pipe on the end of the breaker bar. The socket size is 36mm IIRC. There are several youtube videos on this. Them guys hammer the bearing out but this can cause more damage then good.
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