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ABS sensor in rear bearing replacement 2014 Forester.


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#1 farmer

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:44 PM

I'm replacing the rear hub on a 2014 Forester.  The bearings were getting noisy on that corner.

 

This one has ABS.  Should the sensor be removed before taking out the hub?

 

Thanks a lot.



#2 golucky66

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Not sure if it's required

Tbh, if it isn't frozen in there, taking it out is just a better, safer option. If you leave it in, you risk damaging it. Even if it doesn't require removal.

But a wheel bearing going bad on a 3 year old car? Already?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the response.  I'll go ahead and take it out to be safe.

 

It's got about 85K.  Just started making noise.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:39 AM

Changed the bearing/hub and took care of the problem.  The noise was a low level whirring noise for those diagnosing something similar.

 

Not sure why wheel bearings on these would be a problem, but in Googling it seems to show up a lot. 

 

I would say if you plan on changing a wheel hub on these I would shoot some PT Blaster in the back of the mount a couple of times and days before the change out.  That would be around the perimeter of the outboard CV.  (I wouldn't get it on the CV boot, but I'm not sure it would make any difference.)

 

If there's rust in there the hub case may come out hard and the penetrating oil will make a lot of difference.



#5 robm

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:18 PM

Was it the right rear bearing?  The theory is the camber of the road side-loads the bearing, and it doesn't like it much.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

This was the left one.






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