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I finished my wheel bearing job today on all 4 wheels. The ones on the driver's side were really in bad shape, the passenger side bearings must have been replaced at some point in the not too distant pass because they were in good shape and obviously newer. The rear driver's side didn't have the collar or what I call spacer between the bearings installed and I was delayed a week while I waited on it to show up. Both of the driver's side knuckles had water, grit, and rust inside, I cleaned them up, used Rust-Oleum Rust Dissolver, and to remove the rust and emory cloth to get it smooth inside. To keep from damaging my new ball joints I pulled the front control arms off to replace the bearings. While I had them off I pulled the bolts on the front differential and shifted it forward so I could remove the driveshaft.

Installed a 2 inch lift.

I also rebuilt the front drive shaft, new seals, tension spring, and two new drive yokes.

Another task was draining and refilling both differentials, they were low anyway from the axle replacemant I did earlier.

The job was made much much easier with Thor, my Ingersoll Rand 123MAX Air Hammer. If you don't have one get one.

I didn't get the front wheels back on because I need to bleed the brakes and it started raining so obviously that put a stop to brake bleeding.
 

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I was having a difficult time bleeding the brakes until I found on an Amazon review of the single rear brake caliper that the line in and bleeder valve are often reversed. I swapped them around so that the bleeder valve was in the upper position and BAMMM problem solved.
 

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The old girl wouldn't shift from Reverse to Neutral to Drive and back without a great deal of force, I read on the forums here to adjust the idle speed and BAMMM problem solved.
 
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