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    Default Front Wheel hub bearing exploded......

    So I am digging into this and was wondering if I can just replace just the bearings or do I need to replace the hub as well. I have been calling around and some places sell the hub and bearing assembly together and some sell just the bearings.

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    You will have to replace the axle hub as well. They are built as one unit. It only takes about 20 min with an air chisel or 30min with a regular chisel.
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    Well I got it changed out, picked a wheel hub bearing assembly at autozone for $173, and had it on in about a hour. Took it around the block and it was good to go! Then was going to the girls place about 15min ago and it just kicked out of drive, as if it was in neutral. So I coasted down the mountain side to the next light and tried 1st and 2nd and 3rd, 3rd didnt work but 1st and 2nd did so I drove back to my place in 2nd sigh.......
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    Sounds like your truck might have ate something in the tranny... did you regear when you put in the lift etc????
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    i replaced my hubs on my s10 a while ago,and i believe thier the same on big bro´s trucks. i mean constuction.might be bigger but same procidier to change,there are several brands making them but be aware of chines steel

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