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Yay, another wheel bearing question!
Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:41 PM
I've got a loud (LOUD) humming coming from the front end of the vehicle when moving. Does not matter if it's under load or in gear, just if it's moving. Humming completely disappears going around medium left hand corners (steering wheel 45 degrees to the left and past). Axle nut is tight and the CVs, as far as I can tell, are in fine shape. The right front wheel has about 10 degrees of play in it rotationally. Me thinks I need a new bearing on that wheel, correct?
Thanks guys and girls.
Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:48 PM
Heat build up is easily seen - the bearing will be a goldish tan colour to a dark blue colour (depending on how hot it got). If the bearing has partially locked up and has started turning in the knuckle too much, there will be obvioius markings in the knuckle, and it would be best to replace it (the shoulder that holds the two bearings apart wears).
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