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Bad wheel bearing?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Chuck Juggs, May 24, 2015.

  1. May 24, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    Chuck Juggs

    Chuck Juggs [OP] Member

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    ive had this rattle in the front end and can't find it. I've changed both inner and outer tie rods. Idk what else it could be. It only happens when my drivers side hits bumps in the road

    I have a video of it happening while driving (the only time it occurs) but it won't let me post the video as an attached file
     
  2. May 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    Bad wheel bearing is very easy to diagnose, simply jack up the front end and grab your tire at 12&6 and try to wiggle it if you have any play in it your wheel bearing is toast.
     
  3. May 24, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    Chuck Juggs

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    Mind listening to the video? It's 14 seconds, just trying to get a consensus on what people think it is. I can send it to you
     
  4. May 24, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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    Two most common sounds with a bad wheel bearing are a tin metal sound if the bearing is bad enough that your rotor will contact the dust shield as the bearing wobbles at low speed. At speed a bad wheel bearing generally sounds like a growl with a noticeable increase is noise and vibration when you turn the wheel. Either way just jack it up and try to wiggle the tire, no wiggle = not your wheel bearing..
     

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