2003 Dodge Ram Wheel Bearings

Tiny
SEALBOY61
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2003 Dodge Ram 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive 114000 miles

Hello,

A wheel bearing just went out on my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. I understand that I need to order the wheel hub assembly which saves the alternative of having to press or install individual bearings. Can a layman mechanic (myself) do the job or is there more to it than just replacing the wheel hub assembly?

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Robbie
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 AT 7:55 AM

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Tiny
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REMOVAL - 4X4 Raise and support the vehicle. 1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Refer to WHEELS . 2. Remove the brake caliper and rotor. Refer to DISC . 3. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped. Refer to FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR . 4. Remove the halfshaft nut. 5. 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. Remove the tie rod end nut, and separate the tie rod from the knuckle using special tool 8677. 6. Remove the upper ball joint nut, and separate the upper ball joint from the knuckle using special tool 8677. 7. Pull down on the steering knuckle to separate the halfshaft from the hub/bearing. 8. Remove the three hub/bearing mounting bolts from the steering knuckle ( Fig. 21 ). 9. Slide the hub/bearing out of the steering knuckle ( Fig. 21 ). 10. Remove the brake dust shield. 11. Fig. 21: Removing Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts From Steering Knuckle - 4X4 Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP. Page 1 of 1 FRONT SUSPENSION - FRONT INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION -2003 Dodge Pickup ... 5/2/2009


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Hub_1.jpg


Tool can be rented at Autozone for free.
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