yes, I just did an FSBers wheel bearings for him with the bronco parked out on the street. takes about 1-1.5 hrs. per sidervcam said:I am not sure if it is the same on all trucks but I worked on an s-10 with bad wheel bearings and it mad a rythmatic vibration, hard, soft, hard, soft and it was only at certain speeds.
As far as replacing them, if they are anything like a Ranger, they are a piece of cake. I did my Ranger's myself in a couple of hours. At the shop I worked at I did them a lot faster because they had a lift and all the speciallized tools. But I don't know if I have actually done a full size ford. But I think it is just the same except bigger.
I you wheel your rig in any mud/water, I hope you are doing better than normal maint. every 25k.shovelhead said:guys on my 87 i got over 120k on them with just normal maint every 25k.being a tapered design you compensate for wear by tightening the spindle nut.it will get to a point that the rollers have gotten small enough in diameter that it will require an unusual amount of torque to keep them adj.on oem bearings there is a wear indicator on the edge of the roller that indicates excessive wear.bottom line they should be replaced if they seem to require frequent adj. regards shovelhead