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Hub Assembly Replacement
01-10-2009, 09:00 PM
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I've got a 97 Ram 1500 4x4, drivers side hub bearings went out. When looking at a replacement assembly I'm havin a problem. Parts stores are telling me i need the setup for 4 wheel ABS instead of the standard assembly without it. I do have the wire and magnetic pickup on my truck but its installed on the inside of the steering knuckle and the tone wheel is a part of the outer axle shaft. All the pictures i can find include all the wiring for the ABS setup which i didn't have to mess with to get it apart. The assembly without ABS is much cheaper, tryin to save some bucks. Thanks for the help.
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01-10-2009, 09:15 PM
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Sounds like your parts store is just trying to get you to spend more money..

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01-10-2009, 09:24 PM
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Thats what i figured, doesnt seem right. I just dont see how the hub assembly impacts the ABS sensor for my particular application.
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01-10-2009, 09:36 PM
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you need to ask for any unit bearing for a 97 1500 as it does not matter if it is abs or not. there is no abs version for those years.




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01-12-2009, 11:04 AM
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yes, you dont need the ABS version. i just did my hub recently also on my D44 before I swapped into D60's. I had the same deal. i've had no problems with the regular hub assembly.

btw,
have fun with that damn axle hub nut:-) my breaker bar was 12' long.

haha!




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02-19-2009, 07:39 PM
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impacts work wonders lol ROTFL
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02-20-2009, 05:31 PM
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Quote:On 2009-01-12 10:04, rydesolow wrote:
yes, you dont need the ABS version. i just did my hub recently also on my D44 before I swapped into D60's. I had the same deal. i've had no problems with the regular hub assembly.

btw,
have fun with that damn axle hub nut:-) my breaker bar was 12' long.

haha!

I blew a Driver's side front hub out at 80 on I75 Wednesday. $105 towing bill.

Anyhow.. the Castle nut is a [censored] to find. I had to go to a dealership 20 miles away to get one. It was a little over $30.

Order one now.. You cannot possibly save the nut that's on there and you can spend $13 on a castle nut on the internet. It WILL strip out when you break it loose. It's on with 175 ft/lb of torque and the threads are apparently made of butter. I had to use a 12" breaker bar with a 24" extension and JUMP on the bar to break the nut loose.

Another little tidbit, break the nut loose with the brakes on and have someone hold the break so the hub doesn't turn. I made the mistake of breaking it all down and having to put the wheel back on (Minus the center cap) to break loose the Castle nut.

I bought a non-ABS 4X4 hub from Autozone with a 1 year warranty for $108.
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02-20-2009, 06:31 PM
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Quote:On 2009-02-20 16:31, honorguard wrote:


I blew a Driver's side front hub out at 80 on I75 Wednesday. $105 towing bill.

Anyhow.. the Castle nut is a [censored] to find. I had to go to a dealership 20 miles away to get one. It was a little over $30.

Order one now.. You cannot possibly save the nut that's on there and you can spend $13 on a castle nut on the internet. It WILL strip out when you break it loose. It's on with 175 ft/lb of torque and the threads are apparently made of butter. I had to use a 12" breaker bar with a 24" extension and JUMP on the bar to break the nut loose.

Another little tidbit, break the nut loose with the brakes on and have someone hold the break so the hub doesn't turn. I made the mistake of breaking it all down and having to put the wheel back on (Minus the center cap) to break loose the Castle nut.

I bought a non-ABS 4X4 hub from Autozone with a 1 year warranty for $108.


Ive taken mine off a few times and am still using the same one. Maybe Im just lucky.




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02-20-2009, 08:25 PM
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Quote:On 2009-02-20 17:31, olyelr wrote:



Ive taken mine off a few times and am still using the same one. Maybe Im just lucky.

same here, never had a problem with it, use an impact, will make life a lot easier! It's a 1 11/16 in socket, so it'll be a 3/4 in drive, more than likely. Soak it in PB blaster overnight if it's the first time you've taken it off...Then I ended up using a gear puller to pull the old hub assy off the axle. Again, makes it a lot easier!




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02-21-2009, 10:03 AM
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Strange. I guess I'll blame Chuck for being a beast of a man and putting it on with his super-human strength. Very Happy
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