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Bad Bearing and Hub? video

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#1 Raindrop


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

So, we replaced a caper on the right side of the car (front) because it was leaking break fluid everywhere.

In the process I've realized that the rotor is not on very tight, what I mean it is has lots of play after its bolted on.

I think its a bad hub/bearing.

Here is a video of the rotor:

I just want to make sure its the bearing before i rip it out and replace it.


#2 Gloyale


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Oh yeah, that's bad.

Probably just the bearing is bad.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

Yes, it's the Bearing. I have two good hubs 35K on them froma 99 Legacy. PM me if you want them. Larry

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

That would be a bad wheel bearing.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Ok so as we were pulling the axle nut off, we realized it was on pretty loose. :banghead:

Now, when the nut it torqued correctly there is no wobble back and forth at all.
That still leaves me wondering, should I replace the wheel bearing anyway?


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

I sure would.

#7 Fairtax4me



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

The bearings in it are toast now. It needs to be replaced.

The axle nut keeps the preload on the bearings so they all support the weight of the car. If the preload is lost then only one or two bearings are left to support the car, which causes severe wear instantly.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

I recently went through this recently. My wheel bearing went bad because the end of the half shaft broke into 2 pieces at the road wheel end. My shop said only the wheel bearing was damaged, so they replaced the bearing. 6 Months later the wheel bearing goes bad again. So, I realize the hub unit is bad, and replaced the hub from one from a wrecking yard to solve the problem.

Yea, replace the hub unit to fix your problem.

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