Remove both and do a thorough comparison side by side. It's possible but not
Replacing the bearings is not hard but can be time consuming. Pay close
you take it apart and you'll do fime. Now would be a great time to get the
service information for your truck. The CD copies of the Ford service info are
available on Ebay for ~$10. (As opposed to ~$200 for the manuals in print). One
best investments you'll ever make for your truck.
Thanks I have Mitchell's but only has 97 info. I have access to alldata .But
I imagine the manual from ford has more info ill probably get one. Should I
get the one for 98 truck only. or does the one that does 92-99 have the same
info. thanks for the help
The CD you want is the Ford 1998 Truck CD. It will cover ALL Ford trucks for
almost all configurations. It will also have the EVTM (electrical and vacuum)
driveability and emissions (formerly Ford Volume H) for 1998. Here's one:
If you go to www.helminc.com and look up all of the paper manuals for your
the price would be ~$200-250. The CDs on Ebay are originals or copies of the
manuals on CD. Ford went to CDs in addition to paper manuals in ~1992 and, I
entirely CD(or DVD) in 2003. The ones on Ebay are earlier CDs without updates or
fixes. For $~10 they are a great deal. Do a search for "1998 Ford Truck CD".
come up with a bunch. Spend about an hour with it and you will see the scope of
info on the disc.
By the way, Mitchell Manuals are prety much useless for in depth repairs like
,along with Chiltons and Motor. They used to be ok for DIYers(1950s-60s) but as
vehicles became more complex, they couldn't keep up with the needed knowledge of
intended audience. (I tend to think the audience got smarter and the books
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