After getting some rain last night to day turned out to be gorgeous, Donna had to work late with the party and didn't get home till 01:00AM , made for a long night for her. I went out about 11:00AM and started on my truck replacing the front wheel bearing and hub. I took some pictures and will go through it for all your guys that have Chev/GMC 2500/3500 trucks with 4 wheel drive.
First the truck is jacked up.
Wheel &Tire removed and then the caliper guide pins taken out.
Then the caliper holding bracket is removed from the spindle and the rotor can be removed.
Then the 4 bolts holding the hub assembly in can be removed and the hub/bearing assembly taken out, this is the old one.
This is what it looks like with the hub out.
The new hub/bearing assembly is in and now the rotor and brake parts can be reassembled.
Total time for the job about 1 hour. It is an absolute must to have a good quality impact wrench to do this job, most of the bolts are to tight for a hand ratchet, the two bolts holding the caliper bracket on were so tight neither of my two impact wrenches would break them with 120lbs of air, so I took a two foot breaker bar with a piece of pipe about 4 feet long as a handle and they came loose with that.
Is it within the realm of the do it yourselfer, absolutely, but you will need a good floor jack capable of holding your truck up, about 3-4 tons, and like I said a compressor and air tools.The 3/8 drive air ratchet, and the 1/2 in drive impact make any job a lot easier.
It is like I said a gorgeous day it will reach 80 degrees today, so this was the day to get the truck done. I took it for a test drive after I was done and it rode and handled quiet and smooth.
Rigg's is loving the warm weather and stays outside a lot especially if the kid's behind us are out playing in their yard. He goes out and barks and runs and tries to get them to come over and play with him.
Not much else doing I am going to take it easy for the rest of the day.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend, Be safe out there, Sam & Donna...