Need to replace front wheel bearings and ball joint
I have a 2005 Mustang GT, had it in for regular service this week and dealership told me I need to replace the left front wheel bearing and the right front lower ball joint. The gave me a cost which seems very high so I found a mechanic who will do side jobs, but before I call him trying to source parts I need for my car myself.
What parts do I need....do I need just the wheel bearings or do I need the complete wheel hub assembly which includes the bearings...and for the ball joint do I only need the ball joint itself or some other assembly.
If there are other recommended parts I should have replaced maybe you can shed some insight as rather haev it done know when he will have things torn apart.
I could be wrong on this, but does the front wheel bearings on these cars not come as a sealed unit and all you have to do is unbolt the old one from the spindle and replace it with the new one. Just curious as I might be doing this myself shortly.
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All GT's have 4 wheel abs, base V6's do not, the bearing is only serviced with the hub as a assy, ford part# 4R3Z-1104-AA and it retails for $138.10, Ford also states that you need to replace the hub nut with a new one ford part# F3LY-3B477-A, it retails for $16.48, and also a new grease cap ford part# F1VY-1N135-A retail $10.15, the lower ball joint is only serviced with the lower control arm, ford part# for the right side is 9R3Z-3078-B and it
retails for $276.48.
here are a couple of PDF files on replacing them out of the Ford shop manual.