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Wheel bearing? Or not?
Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:08 AM
From the sound we thought it was a left wheel bearing, seems when you turn right it puts more weight on that bearing. But after my brother washed out the bearing, got it so clean that it felt like new, regreased it, and still the sound was there. Then he replaced the left hub with another off a wreck we have. Still the same noise. I used compressed air to blow out the grease in my left bearing, filled it with good new grease and it's still got that noise. So I was thinking... Could it possibly be something else? I also cleaned out my right wheel bearing and still noise.
Has anyone else had noises/bearing problems after going through mud and water? My brother said his bearings had dirt colored grease, as in, very dirty looking grease in the bearings. Sounds like the seals don't do a very good job.
I'm now looking at the possibility of installing grease nipples into the fron bearings. Which looks very possible.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:14 AM
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:04 AM
I did notice the splines on my left hub were almost gone. But I wouldn't of thought that would make a difference, interesting.
Might be time to get the kit to put the later 5 stud hubs and brakes on..
Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:29 PM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:04 PM
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:09 AM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:43 PM
If you have damaged CV boots, Then yes water and mud (dirt) will definately cause failure!
Just a coincidence it happened on both cars at the same time, or can water do this to the CV's, or DOJ's?
Shouldn't be an issue if the boots are sound, As their designed to keep separate the outside environment, from the environment of clean lubricant neccasary for the joint to function throughout it's expected service life.
Bad boots not only let in contaminates, But also lets out most of the grease,
It's been my experience that the noises, especially turning or under load i.e.(up hill) start almost as soon as the boot fails.
We have a well trusted local shop that claims you can clean repack and replace the boot if you do it before the axle starts to make noise in a straight line. And be OK. I don't know if I believe this theory. But who knows? They obviously wouldn't stand by this if all their customers came back with axles they paid to repair, That still had problems. Seems risky to me though.
If money is an issue, replacing the boot only (hopefully soon enough) may be the only choice.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:14 AM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:53 PM
The bearing noise is still there, only much less with this new hub. We'll see how it goes.
Here some pictures of the hub that came out and the 'new' hub I drilled and put on.
And heres a picture for fun.. It kinda fits... It's a 31" 10.5, and I only have a 2" lift and modded control arms.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:02 PM
I forgot how big your tires were,
Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:16 PM
Normal tires on this car are Kumho venture M/T's at 27x8.5... These wre just for fun to see what would need doing to fit 31's, not that I would because I like gearing. In that picture they are rubbing the back, and when turned straight they are touching the front. ahha.
I forgot how big your tires were,
29's would fit no worries I reckon, but not on those rims. The 31's stick out 3" from the gaurds.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:36 AM
Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:20 PM
His got a new toy now. It's a 84 2.4L diesel 4Runner...
So I'm guessing either my hub screwed my brand new lefthand bearing, so my right side is on the way out.. I think I might wait til it makes more then just a grinding noise, then I can do the wheel wobble test to figure out which one it is.
I know, driving on worn bearings is unsafe, but I reckon my whole car is unsafe right now...
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