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Part Details

  • Bearing Type:   Tapered Roller Bearing
  • Quantity:   4 Piece Set
  • Kit Includes:
      (2) Front CV Axles
      (2) Front Wheel Bearings

 

What are Tapered Bearings and Why Use Them?

Tapered bearings are better than roller ball bearings at handling forces exerted on the bearing during cornering (known as axial load) in trucks and large cars. 

Roller ball bearings have spherical ball bearings between two straight rings (called races). Tapered bearings use tapered rollers shaped like flat-topped cones and two races angled from the outside to the inside of the bearing. The greater the angle, the more axial load the bearing can handle.

Your model came from the factory with tapered bearings. This type of bearing handles cornering forces better for trucks and large cars. Roller ball bearings work well for smaller cars, but replacing a tapered bearing with a roller ball bearing will result in increased wear and faster failure.

Direct Fit

Application-specific, with no modifications required.

Rigorously Tested

Made from higher quality materials than the competition. Built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

State of the Art Manufacturing

By the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Carefully assembled to include all of the parts you need, saving time and money.

Item Condition: New

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:30)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Hub Nut (1:00)
    • Straighten the cotter pin on the nut with needle nose pliers
    • Remove the cotter pin
    • Thread three or four lug nuts on
    • Hold the rotor still with a pry bar
    • Loosen the 35mm hub nut
  3. step : Removing the Brakes (2:48)
    • Use a c-clamp to push in the pistons
    • Remove the 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Lift the caliper up and off to the side
    • Secure the caliper with a bungee cord
    • Remove the rotor
  4. step : Separating the Ball Joint (5:04)
    • Raise the a jack underneath the knuckle to simulate the suspension
    • Straighten out the cotter pin on the castle nut
    • Remove the cotter pin from the castle nut
    • Loosen the 22mm castle nut from the upper control arm to a few threads
    • Separate the ball joint from the control arm with a hammer and pickle fork
    • Remove the nut
    • Remove the jack from underneath the knuckle and lower the vehicle back to the jack stands
  5. step : Removing the Axle (7:34)
    • Remove the six 12-point bolts from the CV axle and use a pry bar for leverage
    • Tap the spline end of the CV axle into the knuckle
    • Remove the axle
  6. step : Installing the Axle (9:37)
    • Add rust penetrant to the splines in the knuckle
    • Insert the axle into the differential
    • Insert the axle into the knuckle and hub
    • Lift the knuckle with a jack
    • Thread on the castle nut to the ball joint to keep it aligned
    • Line the axle into the differential
    • Hand-tighten the bolts to the axle
    • Tighten the bolts to the axle
    • Torque the bolts to 51-67 foot-pounds
  7. step : Reinstalling the Axle Nut (12:45)
    • Reinstall the axle nut
    • Torque the axle nut to 188-254 foot-pounds
    • Slide in the cotter pin to the nut
    • Bend the cotter pin
    • Remove the jack from the knuckle and lower the vehicle back to the jack stands
  8. step : Connecting the Ball Joint (14:35)
    • Tighten the ball joint nut 57-76 foot-pounds
    • Insert the cotter pin to the ball joint
    • Bend the cotter pin
  9. step : Reinstalling the Brakes (15:15)
    • Put the rotor on
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 136 foot-pounds
    • Clean the rotor with brake parts cleaner or mineral spirits
  10. step : Reattaching the Wheel (16:15)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 83-112 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Large C-Clamp
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Bungee Cord

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 35mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 12mm 12-Point Socket
  • 22mm Socket

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Year Make Model Description
1997-1999Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck 4 Wheel Drive 4 Wheel ABS Brakes 4 Piece Set Steering Kit
2000Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck 4 Wheel Drive 4 Wheel ABS Brakes & 12mm Stud Size 4 Piece Set Steering Kit
Part #: 1ASFK05754


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