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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:42 am 
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people keep saying they should be repacked or replaced, but just what the heck are the wheel bearings? where are they and what do they do? cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:04 am 
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the wheel bearings depent on what car it is (all falcons) have a inner and a out taper roller assembly which sits in a hub unit. Basicly it's what helps the wheel go around, Where I work we sell wheel bearings I've seen a few photos of car that have had the bearings "installed at home" with out being packed in grease not a pretty site.

Best thing to do is have them re-placed they don't cost much for the wheelbearing kits, I can even give you the numbers for the bearings or the hole kit.

Front wheel is a 1166 kit should cost $15-$20 a kit MAKE sure that you get good set's not crap made in china as the bearings are not made from a desent grade steel.
Rear wheel is a 2985 kit approx $20-$25per kit

These are the set's for a El-EF I'm not 100% but i think the front wheels are the same ea-au only the rear changes.
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:12 am 
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if your going to do them yourself make sure you get somone to show you how to pack them with grease properly

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:12 am 
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/accidentally double posted

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:32 am 
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Best thing to do is have them re-placed they don't cost much for the wheelbearing kits, I can even give you the numbers for the bearings or the hole kit.

Front wheel is a 1166 kit should cost $15-$20 a kit MAKE sure that you get good set's not crap made in china as the bearings are not made from a desent grade steel.
Rear wheel is a 2985 kit approx $20-$25per kit


where bouts is this at??
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:20 am 
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There arn't rear wheel bearings on the Falcons, rear axel bearings maybe, but it'd be hard for the diff to turn the rear wheels if they had bearings!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:50 am 
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There arn't rear wheel bearings on the Falcons, rear axel bearings maybe, but it'd be hard for the diff to turn the rear wheels if they had bearings!

believe it or not, they are called wheel bearings, even by ford....

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:48 pm 
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only the fronts have wheel bearings, the rears are axle bearings.
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:15 pm 
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those kit numbers should work at most bearing shops, CBC SKF Statewide bearings list go's on and on.
yes the rear bearings are on the axle but are still called rear wheel bearings. and are always sold (well from all the bearing whole salers i've ever worked for or spoken to) as rear wheel bearings.
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:42 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
There arn't rear wheel bearings on the Falcons, rear axel bearings maybe, but it'd be hard for the diff to turn the rear wheels if they had bearings!

believe it or not, they are called wheel bearings, even by ford....


O I do believe it, there listed as wheel bearings on the computers at work to. and people ask for them as wheel bearings. But I just thought I'd try and be a smart a*** and point out that they arn't really... :-)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:55 pm 
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afaic, if a company that makes as many cars as ford does wants to call them wheel bearings, who are we to argue.....

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:41 pm 
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My steering wheel vibrates like a mofo when i apply the brakes, dont think its the brakes because i had new pads installed all round and machined fairly recently, i think my bearnings need tightening/replacing
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Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:48 am 
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Alaskan EL wrote:
My steering wheel vibrates like a mofo when i apply the brakes, dont think its the brakes because i had new pads installed all round and machined fairly recently, i think my bearnings need tightening/replacing


Alignment, bushes and/or tyres.
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