I need help with the front wheel bearing hub assembly

Tiny
BOBLEV
  • 2003 DODGE RAM
  • 65,000 MILES

I am replacing the front hub bearing assembly on my 2003 Ram 2500 4x4. What size socket do I need to remove the axle nut

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 7:01 PM

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Tiny
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REMOVAL
REMOVAL - 4X4
1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Refer to WHEELS.
3. Remove the brake caliper and rotor. Refer to DISC.
Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped. Refer to FRONT WHEEL SPEED
SENSOR.
4.
5. Remove the halfshaft nut.
CAUTION: Do not strike the knuckle with a hammer to remove the tie rod end
or the ball joint. Damage to the steering knuckle will occur.
6. Remove the tie rod end nut, and separate the tie rod from the knuckle using special tool 8677.
Remove the upper ball joint nut, and separate the upper ball joint from the knuckle using
special tool 8677.
7.
8. Pull down on the steering knuckle to separate the halfshaft from the hub/bearing.
9. Remove the three hub/bearing mounting bolts from the steering knuckle (Fig. 21 ).
10. Slide the hub/bearing out of the steering knuckle (Fig. 21 ).
11. Remove the brake dust shield.
Fig. 21: Removing Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts From Steering Knuckle - 4X4
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP.
REMOVAL - 4X2
1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Refer to WHEELS.
3. Remove the brake caliper and rotor. Refer to DISC.
Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor, if equipped (Fig. 22 ). Refer to FRONT WHEEL
SPEED SENSOR.
4.
5. Remove the three hub/bearing mounting bolts from the steering knuckle (Fig. 22 ).
6. Slide the hub/bearing out of the steering knuckle (Fig. 22 ).
7. Remove the brake dust shield (Fig. 22 ).
Fig. 22: Removing Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts From Steering Knuckle - 4X2
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP.

FRONT SUSPENSION - FRONT INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION -2003 Dodge Pickup. Page 1 of 1

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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Dunno the socket size, but I do know you have to torque it 120ft lbs-Sorry

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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It's big. I know that much. The size markings on mine are worn off. Sorry.

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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I found one for anyone else who may need one it's 1-11/16"

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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That's smaller than I thought. Maybe I'm looking at the one I use for Fords. Which means someone mixed up my toolbox.

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 12:12 AM

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