Joisey don't smell funny
Today I was forced to work on the Bronco. My g/f left her personal black hole handbag behind when she left for work, and emailed me to see if I'd "be a dear and run it up to me?" Sure why not. Bronco has been running well back 'n forth to work, let's see what an hours ride does going to her job. Long story short... 3 miles from leaving her job, the front steering feels weird, and then the brake pedal got real spongy. Pulled into a parking lot to check, front drivers side hub is hot, too hot. F*ck! Ended up being the outer spindle bearing was literally gone. G\f came on her lunch break and I used her car to get 2 trips to Advance to get the right bearing, then spent until 630 pm, with a flashlight the last hour, putting it back together. The spindle itself is toast by now. When I got it apart, the inner race for the bearing wore into it in one spot pretty bad & I had to cut it off with a hacksaw. Everything tightened up ok, and I packed it full of grease. I clenched once for good luck & I got it home, 23 miles. I know when I get it up on jackstands this weekend, the hub is gonna have some wobble in it already. Might as well do both of the front and upgrade the manual hubs while I'm in there.