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Problem with wheel making noise
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:58 PM
This am I drove to town and back the noise was really bad. When I got home the whole tire rim and lug nuts were very hot to touch. I pulled the wheel off but I do not know what to do. Could someone please help? Thank you much.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:36 PM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:27 PM
When I had the caliper off I would spin the wheel and it was not totally smooth but I got no feel of a bad bearing like grinding sounds.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:15 PM
Try rotating the tires. See it the sound moves. Look for buldges. Don't go faster than 25 untill you fix this.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted 19 December 2004 - 12:05 PM
I figured it was the bearing. When I took off the wheel I could hardly turn the rotor , it turned but was not easy.
I finally loosened the nut on the bearing and took it off and the slotted washer. Figured that this would release pressure on the bearing and allow me to turn the rotor easier. BUT the rotor is still just as hard to turn.
Do I need to remove the caliper to pop out the bearing? Dont think I can get the caliper off its so tight. Should I even bother now??? How can I release pressure in the caliper to see if that frees the rotor?? That appears to be my next step??? Thanks
Posted 19 December 2004 - 01:12 PM
Posted 19 December 2004 - 01:34 PM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:06 PM
I have had this car since new and this is only the second thing that has ever gone bad , 2 summers ago the starter died , so I have been very fortunate.
Just need to get it inspected before the muffler rots out.
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