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Red face I think my bearings are bad.

i was checkin my front wheel bearings yesterday and i think they might need to be replaced. i jacked the front end up and could wiggle both front tires some. i am guessin it's time to replace them they have 250,000 miles on them and have never been changed.jus wanted to make sure i checked them right.. thanks guys!

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If you can move the wheel by grabbing the top and bottom (or front and rear) and rocking it without moving the suspension components then your bearing is toast.

When I replaced one a few months ago it ran me $70.01 with a new nut from RockAuto with the 5% discount.

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I'd recommend you replace them with Timkin bearings - but make sure you don't have bad ball-joints instead!

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I'd recommend you replace them with Timkin bearings - but make sure you don't have bad ball-joints instead!

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just replace the entire hub......don't waste the time trying to replace just the bearings.

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I'd recommend you replace them with Timkin bearings - but make sure you don't have bad ball-joints instead!

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That's what I had to replace (ball joints). Bearings were fine, but I had to replace both upper and lower ball joints (uppers can only get with UCA, lower I changed just the ball joint).
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just replace the entire hub......don't waste the time trying to replace just the bearings.
Yeah, when I said to replace the bearings with Timkin bearings, I of course meant the entire hub assembly!

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front wheel bearings

My 1994 Bird has a little play 12:00 oclock -6:00oclock..on front drivers side...very little...the paseenger side has none...or very little....I see its has a wierd nut metal housing on it...I just need to tighten just a li bit....whts the deal on this ???thnx for any info.....
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