Are the wheel bearings on a 1999 ranger 2 wheel drive easy to replace
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 AT 12:11 PM
Easy to an experienced tech and to a non tech is a tough question.
The hub bearings are one unit and depending on whether everything comes loose easily are determining factors on old units.
In my opinion, yes, it is realitivly simple but just take your time.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 AT 1:45 PM
This vehicle does not take a one piece bearing. It has normal inner and outer, 2 piece bearings. The hardest part is adjusting them properly and if the old ones were real bad, they may be welded to the spindle.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 AT 2:55 PM
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