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Just picked up a new (to me) 2009 Crew cab. Pretty sure the front passenger side wheel bearing is toast. From looking online these don't seem too bad to swap out. After taking the three mounting bolts off do you need to use a slide hammer or air chisel to get it out of the assembly? Hoping to do it this weekend but wanted to go into it with some idea of how much of a task it is.
 

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copcarguy, do read the thread that 4mula1fan provided. However, don't stop at the first post. There are subsequent posts that explain how to do it a lot easier than the first post. I used a 3 legged gear puller to help get my hubs off, with a generous dose of the BFH.
 

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I just tapped mine with a rubber mallet. Didn't take much. It is very easy job. 2wd at least.
 

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Thanks guys...did the passenger side last night.

Besides a slide hammer it took some heat and a cold chisel with a BFH but I got it broken loose and swapped it out. Turns out the passenger side was not as much to blame as the driver side I think. Noise got a little better but is still there. I swore it was the passenger side since when you turn right the noise goes away which is usually classic symptom of the passenger bearing as it removes weight off of the bearing but I am going to try and source another bearing today for the other side and swap it out tomorrow. Somehow my bread always lands jelly side down...
 

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True dat!

Got another hub/bearing from NAPA today and will head into the shop tomorrow to do battle...

 

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So... got the second (driver side) bearing swapped using the same heat, cold chisel with BFH and slide hammer as was needed on the passenger side. Now she cruises quiet as a church mouse. Just wanted to throw that into the thread in case it helps anyone out.

Turning right the noise went away and it ended up being the driver side bearing...opposite of what i would have thought.
 
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