So here are the pics from my recent bearing mishap
They had been making a little noise when driving (sounds like tire noise), but on my way home from work, they decided to shit the bed. Long version of the story...
We've been driving my wife's '02 Mustang GT to work since I've got no front axles right now I knew my bearings were on there way out, but while I was at the store over my lunch break the battery kicked the bucket (original battery). My buddy came and we were gonna jump it, but neither of us had cables, so he dropped me off at my house so I could drive my truck back to work and deal with the Mustang this evening. I was drving to work and it started making a osculating scraping noise when I would turn, about the time I got into the parking garage. I thought it wasn't that big of a deal and that I'd at least be able to make it home, WRONG!
5:00 rolls around and we hop in the truck to go take care of the car battery, but not even 3 min later that osculating scraping noise starts happening all the time, and the brakes start rubbing and making this high pitched screeching that would go away if I barely turned the wheel to the right. Since we were SO close to the car and home, I decided to keep on trucking. By the time we got the parking lot where my wife was the brakes were so hot that the fluid boiled and the ABS light came on. I thought the light was just to do with the fluid, but I'm pretty sure now that the speed sensor is F'd.
So we hook up the jumper cables and let it sit for about 20min, but the battery is so dead that it won't take a charge. Since Walmart was within' walking distance, I remove the battery and head over there in the 100+ degree heat wearing my work cloths. On the way I called another friend of mine to pick me up and take me back to the car. But, it turned out that Walmart didn't have the right kind of battery so we took an additional 30min to go to O'reilly.
After installing the new battery we head for home. Less than 3min away I'm still wanting to avoid paying $85 for a tow so I decide to try and drive my ass back home ever so slowly. 1.5 min later the Driverside front tire kicks out and it becomes difficult to maintain speed/ control so I give in and pull off the road to call a tow truck to put me back in the driveway less than a mile away, Bah!!!
I'm still in bumper to bumper warranty, but I might have a hard time convincing those douche bags at the dealership to pay for it since I didn't have any front axles installed and don't have them to stick back in before I take it over.