November 4, 2004Any help would be very much appreciated. I have a 2001 F-250 4x4 with only 25k miles on it. Im running a skyjacker 8" lift with 38 inch tires. Recently I have noticed a clicking noise coming from the front hub on the drivers side, but only when going in reverse.The truck is exhibiting no other unusual noises or drivability problems. I do not go off road and the truck is driven only in fair weather. In fact I've only had it in four wheel drive one time. If anyone has any information on a possible source of the noise, please let me know. Thank You.
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November 8, 2004your hub is going out, or is sticking. does it have manual or auto hubs? go buy some Warn Premium Hubs and stick em on there. That'll fix it up, and they'll last 10x longer.
November 15, 2004Mine did and still does the same thing. Swapped my hubs for Warn Premiums and it still does it but in forward motion too and it's frequency depends on wheel speed. All the research I've done points to bearing failure. There is also a spindle bearing in there that may cause it. Bearings on our trucks are sealed and not serviceable not to metion extremely expensive. Cheapest I can find is from NAPA (Like $300) and they have a lifetime warranty which the Ford bearing does not. The Ford OEM bearing failures on 99+ Superduties are VERY common, especially on lifted trucks with big rubber. I wouldn't even waste my time on the hubs, although it was a good call by GenMoparLee and worth looking into while you're working on it. BTW the factory hubs WILL rattle slightly if you take them out and shake them in your hand but I assume it's normal.