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Tom7227

150 wheel bearings

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I need to change the front wheel bearings on my 2002 F 150 two wheel drive. So far I've had to pry off the wheel with a crow bar - those aluminum wheels are just a great deal.

Now I am at the point where I'm trying to take the cup off to get at the cotter pin and the nut that holds the hub in place. The cup will turn but very hard. There is no standard lip on it to use to pry it loose, and it won't budge with a large pliers.

The Haynes Manual is of no help at all.

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help

Tom

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I use a chisel and a hammer, just angle the chisel on the cap outward and tap it off, turn and tap evenly. They make a fancy tool for it, but the chisel works so much better!

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Eyes,

Thanks, that worked like a charm. Can I push my luck???

Now I have to try and get the bracket off that holds the caliper in place so I can do the inside bearing and seal. Two fairly large bolts haven't succombed to the BFH yet. Clues on that?

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1/2 " Impact wink , or just a big breaker bar, and some good ol muscle!

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Eyes

Got it. The impact wouldn't fit so it was a breaker bar +

The inside bearing was nearly dry and had rust on it. The race wasn't in that good of shape either.

Now I suppose I should consider doing the other side. Maybe next week.

Glad it didn't [PoorWordUsage] out in no-place Oklahoma during my 4,000 mile ride last month.

I owe you a case. You have a shop in Henderson? I'll stop and deliver when I'm next down that way.

Thanks again for you extremely prompt reply.

Tom

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Tom, no problem! I am glad I could help. I am sure sometime I will have a question or two, and maybe you can give me the help I need. Thats all the repayment I need!

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