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Growling and it ain't my stomach...
Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:19 PM
Driving on the highway this afternoon I heard what I thought was tire noise. It was a growling sound. I thought a tire was making noise. I got off the highway onto a surface street and slowed to a stop at an intersection the growling slowed as I slowed the car. Pressing in the clutch did not change the noise. Coasting with the clutch pedal depressed did not alter the growling.
I checked the tires and they seem to be fine. It definitely sounds like it is from the rear. I am thinking wheel bearing. Does that sound about right?
I will take it to Les Schwab tomorrow and have them take a look. If it is a wheel bearing, do they have to be replaced in pairs (e.g. both left and right) or can one corner be replaced that is bad? What price range should I expect to pay to get this fixed?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:13 AM
This can cause the rear wheel bearing to become loose (4wd), or the front hubs to strip out their splines. At least the FWD rear bearings are easy to service. JAck up the wheel and give it a wiggle. If the noise was acute i would think the front axle nut is loose.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:14 AM
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:41 PM
I've also had good luck with going to the yard and pulling a trailing arm with a good, used bearing already installed. About $20 at PAP.
thats also how i used to "replace" front wheel bearings "its grinding again, back to pnp for another knuckle" now i know the tap it in trick.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:49 PM
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