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Front axle bearing hub replacement

Symptom: When the front wheel is jacked up off the ground you can feel play in the front wheel. I move the wheel/tire and look for movement in the 12:00 and 6:00 o'clock positions. It is a good idea to have a friend move the wheel to see if there is any movement from other steering components like ball joints and tie rods. If this is bad enough you may also be experiencing your ABS and ESP lights coming on and staying on. Mine also kept the brakes activating trying to control my non-existent dangerous condition. The sensor was probably damaged by the bad bearing since it is inside the hub assembly.


Wheel bearing front JK : Part number for the hubs 52060398AC
Available at Auto Zone and Mopar Parts Online for about
$120.00 Dealer- $195 Best Price - Rockauto.com - Timken $85 plus shipping

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Time : Start to finish about 1 hour on your first one.
Difficulty level: Easy
Tools: jack,(- jack stand-Use this don't trust a $0.50 seal on your jack), lug wrench, large screwdriver, 35mm axle nut socket(keep this big socket and bar in the Jeep jack storage area for trail use), breaker bar,21mm wrench, 12pt 13mm socket, ball peen hammer, torque wrench.

(1)Remove wheel. Use floor jack. I always use jack stands and even put my wheel under the Jeep as extra precaution. It's a good habit so that it becomes automatic in the field. If your doing this in a driveway that has any slope chock your wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

(2)Place large screwdriver in the rotor so either the floor or the caliper will lock the hub so you can remove the 35mm axle nut. tightening- (100 ft pounds torque)

(3)Remove the caliper with two large bolts. 21mm tightening- (125 ft pounds torque) !Don't let the caliper hang from the vehicle without support. This time I used my front wheel under the Jeep to hold the caliper, but I have used wire coat hangers at times.! Don't step on the brakes once the caliper is pulled off the rotor. Brake pads will be pushed out by the piston and now you will find it difficult to put it back on the rotor.

(4)Remove the disc brake rotor.

(5)Remove the ABS sensor plug behind the shock tower. The red lock pulls back and then the plug can pull apart. The plug is easier to get at if you push the two locking plugs loose that hold the connector to the shock tower and then move the wire over the shock to get easier access. The new hub will have the sensor and wire installed so no need to remove the sensor at the hub.

(6)Soak the hub with WD-40 or PB Blaster where it meets the knuckle or disc brake dust cover. Note: The position of the disc brake cover because it does need to be put back on correctly or you will be pulling it back apart. Don't ask me how I know this...you know the answer. The ABS sensor wire does need to go through the dust cover when putting this back on.

(7)Remove the three 12pt 13mm bolts with the proper point socket or wrench. tightening- (75 foot pounds torque) If you have difficulty with room on these bolts the steering wheel can be moved carefully to allow clearance from the knuckle.

(8)Now some taps on the hub should remove it from the knuckle. Mine came off fairly easy because I soaked mine overnight waiting for my hub bearing to arrive.

Reverse these steps to put it back together.


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Just leaving the dealer from and oil change and found out I need to do this... They quoted me $523 installed.....

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Well I did it.... That hub was god awful to get off... But it happened! I recommend reading this before doing anything and following the instructions... This should be updated and stickied!!

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Thanks for the write up. Made it very simple!

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Good because it really helped me too!

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Well I did it.... That hub was god awful to get off... But it happened! I recommend reading this before doing anything and following the instructions... This should be updated and stickied!!
It can be a real son of a B to get off of they have never been removed before.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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My front right hub assembly is getting done today. I have both 35 and 36 mm socket and the 35 is to small and it looks to be that the 36 is a little large. any info?
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My front right hub assembly is getting done today. I have both 35 and 36 mm socket and the 35 is to small and it looks to be that the 36 is a little large. any info?
35mm worked on my hub 09x model
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My front right hub assembly is getting done today. I have both 35 and 36 mm socket and the 35 is to small and it looks to be that the 36 is a little large. any info?
It'll work, you aren't going to round it off..carry on with the 36mm.

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also put a thin coating of antiseize on all contact surfaces so they will come apart easier next time


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Ugh just had to do the drivers side one two nights ago... Timken is the way to go!


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Other than slop in the bearing, is there any other symptom for a failed hub bearing? I've had an intermittent squeak from the driver side hub area for a couple months that is gradually getting more frequent/louder. There's nothing in the brakes and no slop in the hub. I've had death wobble to varying degrees over the last couple months and figured this was causing bearing failure as everything cycles rapidly, but now after getting funds together to start repairs, and attempting to diagnose all of the contributing factors, I'm not sure the bearing really is bad/on it's way out.
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Just did this my first time.

Use the 21mm brake bolt in-between the axle yoke and c-wall. Alternate sides turning the steering wheel a small amount. Hub pops right out.

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i think my front right is starting to squeak. is this something i need to do in pairs? swap em both or just the squeaky one?

also timken from rockauto shows $191 and moog at $78

anybody find the timkens for 85 again?
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I paid $90 x2 from Rock Auto ?
Fwiw .. The Timken and Oem bearing are the same part, made in the same company.

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maybe im looking in the wrong spot.

do you have a part number?
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maybe im looking in the wrong spot.



do you have a part number?

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your link had this.
Timken HA590242

Rock auto has this listed
TIMKEN Part # HA590482

so question is who is wrong...
i didnt think there was a difference in unit bearings between all JKs even dana 44 and 30s. i might be wrong tho. mine is a 12 rubicon


for an 11 it lists your number
for the 12+ it lists the 482 number
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242 is the one I have. I don't think there's a difference 07-11 or 12-15
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hmmm investigation is required then
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Only places i can find the 482 number is rockauto and finditparts.com they want 370 plus shipping.

my money is on rockauto mistake.
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That's insane.. There's a writeup on the forums if you haven't seen it. He breaks down the Timken and stock bearings to find out they are the same LLJIN made bearing.

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