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Legacy rear end noise
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:00 AM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:49 AM
These will make noise for thousands of miles before there is any play in the bearing.
If you pull the axle out of the hub and spin it you will feel the grinding of the bad rollers. You may be able to spin the wheel fast enough to hear the bearing make noise if you listen to the knuckle with a mechanics stethoscope.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:08 AM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:30 AM
Some people just go to a junkyard and get a whole knuckle with bearing and hub and swap it.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:38 AM
aartod - an option might be to pull the knuckles yourself, take them to the dealership or other shop to have the bearings swapped.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:41 AM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:08 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:26 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:56 PM
Okay, there is no need to disconnect the shaft from the diff is there? Will the pounding on the shaft damage anything in the diff or the cv shafts?
since the suspension is at max travel and/or you have the knuckle loose, any 'inward' force should just slide the tripod joint a little further inward. It won't be bottomed out and almost no force will be trasferred to the diff.
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 30 July 2013 - 12:57 PM.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:01 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:32 PM
On that Impala, I started with a hammer on the turned-around axled nut after usimng some PB Blaster.
I eventually had to rent a huge gear-type puller to use on the hub and use the torch AND use the impact on the puller AND hammer on the puller. It was crazy stuck. (the first puller I had under the lug nuts, a lug nut stripped and shot around the garage and either it or the breaker bar handle hit me on the thumb - lucky I was'nt severely injured. had to buy lug nuts.. it can be frustrating working on cars)
hope yours is easier. The 2 Subarus I've done, I just pushed the axle out with my thumbs!
you might look around youtube for some videos.
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 30 July 2013 - 01:35 PM.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:28 PM
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