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I searched the threads and read about how the procedure can be a pain because of the removal. I need to do this over the holiday so i can make it to work on monday. I have a 2004 1500 5.7 4x4 after removing wheel caliper and rotor and the main center nut is it easy to get to the 3 rear bolts or do other parts need to be removed. also is a press needed to put the new assembly in?
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You're moving right along. The inherent problem comes from trying to get the hub out of the knuckle. A heavy duty puller and hammer are normally what it takes to get one out and it's possible you will damage or destroy the bearing in the process, so make sure you have one available in case you do. Once you get the old hub out, remove as much rust from the inside of the knuckle and the outside edge of the bearing and coat them with anti-seize. When you reassemble it, just use the mounting bolts to pull it into place if needed. Tighten them a little at a time and try to pull as evenly as possible.
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possible at all without a puller? im in a real bind short on tools im not at my regular residence
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Short of putting the axle nut back on and hammering it out, I doubt it. Plan on installing a new bearing if you go this route.
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I would remove the ABS sensor . I believe with all the banging your going to do , that the shock and vibration could and may damage the sensor . I would strongly advise removing it from the knuckle and tieing it up and out of the way .
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Agreed. If you plan on installing a new bearing, it should come with a new sensor as well.
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ran into a problem the 3 bolts behind the hub assembly that hold it on i cant get to because of whatever it is that the drive axel splines into, its a metal cone that the cv boot is seated on. i cant get a socket on the bolt head directly any ideas?
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Take the axle nut off and push the axle in toward the diff. You can get a socket on it then.
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thanks man im on the process of doin this now hope all goes well i've already made two trips to the store. ya always think you have all the tools
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