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post #1 of 4 Old 12-15-2002, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Bearings gone ? You tell me.

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Jeep tends to have a slight automatic lane changing ability.

Can feel like its got 4 wheel steering ? But may not be part of the bearing problem. I dunno.

When i jack up the front wheels... they both have vertical play ... of about a 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch each.

Bearings ?

And having never had to change em whats involved ? Grease ... jack... spanners... patience... and a bit of PB Blaster ?


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post #2 of 4 Old 12-15-2002, 02:58 PM
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What I found with mine was the bearing races had spun in the hubs - my wheels were loose like yours. I wound up replacing the hub/bearings - not that expensive....about $60/side if I remember correctly.


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post #3 of 4 Old 12-16-2002, 09:34 AM
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Don't risk it, if you think they're bad replace them. Don't end up like I did this weekend, watching my rear axle shaft and tire roll by me going down the road!

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oh yeah ... i forgot about the rear bearings... is there much involved in replacing both ends ?


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