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Old 11-06-2013, 01:05 AM
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"If you ever have to change it, throw the truck away!"

Well the title is what I was told last time (and first and only time ever) I had my 03 150 in a shop for front end work. Truly wished I hadn't been so chicken and just done it myself. I had been told that over 10,000 pounds had been applied to the bearing and the axle would not release, wonder how good that was for the bearing to be put back on? "If you ever need to change the axle or the bearing just throw the truck in the garbage", is what I was told when I picked up my "repaired" truck . So 18 months a pair of front tires and less than 10,000 k and I have it apart myself, or at least with some sideline cheering on from Atoyot. Here is the beauty part......fuck do I love atf for freeing seized anything once the spindle hub and axle had been removed as one piece I set it upright and filled the hub cup (for lack of a better term) with Atf and let it sit for 48 hours. Come back, slight tap with a hammer and the axle was on the ground. Shook the spindle and hub followed! The ATF had pentrated everywhere! Very happy guy! Guess it don't need throwing away (insert ford joke here). Thought it might help a few with similar seizing issues. So new lower bj's , upper control arm adjusters, TRE's, hubs, anti sway links some other steering parts and brakes and it will be as good as new.....
Guess all those years with a dana 30 were good for teaching me on how to deal with hub bearings








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Old 11-06-2013, 08:00 AM
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Nice, yea Mandy's explorer is about 600 bux worth of control arms and bushings every year or so, ATF works awesome, gotta love neverseize as well,
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:29 AM
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:42 AM
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:08 PM
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Did you change the idler arm ?

New front tires ?
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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Just goes to show how shitty these shops are and how little they actually know about automotive maintnece
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Dont knock the shops so much they and you cant afford to have your truck sitting on their hoist for 24 hours while waiting for ATF to penetrate.
Yes its great for when your not in a rush but otherwise you need a real press. There are other ways of doing it you can press them out using the force of the power steering to do the work.
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well if you look, most of the people that work at these shops are Automotive Service Technicians not Mechanics and therefore dont know many of the tricks that a good mechanic would. I have always thought of technicians being more like parts changers IMO
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:24 PM
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Funny my Title is Service Technician Apprentice but I am doing a Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprenticeship
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So instead of in his garage he is in the middle of the trail?
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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Exactly they don't know dick shit and they rape ppl for shit service and poor work
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Exactly they don't know dick shit and they rape ppl for shit service and poor work
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Getting SOME things done in a shop isnt always a bad thing. Not all shops are gonna treat everyone bad all the time. I get some work done on my jeep once and awhile. But it usually involves fab work. Sometimes the new parts went in while the work was being done. Its stuff I havnt learned yet or isn't practical to do in my little garage. I didnt get treated poorly or get shit service or shit work. Yes it happens... But there are good shops with good peeps out there.

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