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Wheel bearing bad
Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:50 PM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:21 AM
You can use a press if you want to... But its rather easy honestly.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:00 AM
Tried doing them using a press at work once. Found it to be more of a chore trying to get knuckle properly set on the press we had,
Since then, I've always done them with hammer/drift.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:52 PM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:22 PM
I just took the control arm off and brought the knuckle with control arm over to my bench.
To put the new bearing in, I used a 3" or so PVC adapter. It perfectly contacts the outer race of the bearing.
Now I've made a better tool, it's an old bearing race ground down so it slides in and out of the knuckle without getting stuc. and I welded a piece of metal to the middle of it. So I can tap in the new bearing evenly.
It can be done on car, but for your first time doing it, it's going to be a lot easier if you do it on the bench.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:50 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:07 AM
your noise could be:
bad tire, tie rod, wheel bearing, driveshaft ujoint
does it do it all the time?
does steering, braking, or acclerating change anything?
wheel bearings can differ, they don't always sound the same when they fail, so it could be a bearing that just sounds different than the one you've heard before.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:24 AM
I have a Whuh-Whuh-Whuh pulsating noise in my 2005 subaru legacy GT. It is like a low "rubbing" noise. The noise speeds up with increased speed and slows down when going slower. I replaced a wheel bearing a few months back and the noise sounds different than when I had a bad wheel bearing because with the bad wheel bearing the noise was a constant "whirring" whereas now the noise is a whuh-whuh-whuh pulsating noise. I can feel the vibrations under the drivers side and through the gas pedal. Any ideas? Could it be a wheel bearing even though it is a pulsating noise and not constant? Rotors?
sounds like a bad cone washer/ loose hub.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:15 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM
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