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Guest Message by DevFuse

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axle clicking after wheel bearing replacement.

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#1 johnceggleston


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

2000 leagacy wagon auto trans w/ 85k miles.


the right front wheel bearing was making noise and i wanted to swap in outback struts, so i did the fronts last week.

replacing the struts are easy. i had some trouble with the ball joint when removing the knuckle. and i may have ''over extended'' the outer CV joint. i left the ball joint for last so the knuckle was flopping around a little as i was working on it.


i took the knuckle to a local machine shop, $50 the press in the bearing, $45, for the bearing, and $15 for the 2 seals.

$115 later i was back installing it all.


any way,  when i got it back together and test drove it it ran and drove fine. but the next day during a U-turn to the left, i heard the clicking . i'm pretty sure it does it in both directions.


Q. any chance i can open the boot and put this thing back together as it should be so it will not click.? or am i screwed and need to replace it?




#2 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

make certain the inner joint's splines are pushed into the diff all the way.

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