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Old 11-11-2010, 12:50 AM
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Fixxxxer - hopefully you can help me out again (or anyone else).

2000 F350 Dually 4x4 7.3. 108k on it.

Had an occasional strange noise in the front end (grinding). Been followed up during my latest 500 miles with some occasional vibration like you are hitting grated road, or the "fall asleep strips".

Research indicates needle bearings in the front hub assembly or possibly the occasional sticking Auto-Hub.

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I haven't gotten to lift it up yet and shake it around to see if there is any play. To my knowledge there has been no front end work other than one ball joint on the right side.
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108k ball joints and wheel hubs. The straight axles are ball joint eating sobs.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:10 AM
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108k ball joints and wheel hubs. The straight axles are ball joint eating sobs.
agree.. in 05 that changed..
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Is it an Automatic?
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The noise is the wheel bearing/hub assembly. Ball joints I can not believe they are any good unless they have been replaced.
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It is the needle bearings. I just did mine. I had the same problem, felt like you were running over rough road. You can check it by turning your 4wd knob to 4wd while you are going and it is vibrating. It should stop. I replaced the needle bearings in the drivers side and the whole hub on the passenger side. This was done at 110,000 miles. My ball joints are still good.
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They are a one piece assembly but you can get just the needle bearings. I got mine at carquest and the hub assembly online, supposedly it has a life time warranty.
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Oh yea mine is a 2002.
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I had bearings, hubs, and ball joints done on mine around 100K miles.

If this is what you determine is wrong, let me know. My buddy in FL saved me over 50% on the bearings which were the most expensive parts.
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Thanks guys....

The Pass ball Joint has been replaced. I won't replace the drivers side until it begins the tell-tale Clunk.

I'll pull it apart next weekend and do the bearings.....
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