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front left tire hard to turn by hand when off the ground

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Joe S, May 1, 2009.

  1. May 1, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    I jacked my truck up and turned the tires by hand and noticed that the right tire spun more freely the the left. The left tire was very hard to turn but did. The cv axle looked like it was turning with the tire and wasn't binding up. I lossened the lugs nuts about 1/2 turn each and the tire seemed to turn easier. whats going on?
     
  2. May 1, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    1st welcome
    now did you put new wheels on
    is it rubing on the b/caliper
     
  3. May 1, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Welcome to TW! What He said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  4. May 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    What he said he said.
     
  5. May 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    What he said he said he said.................:goingcrazy:
     
  6. May 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Welcome to TW.....Wheel bearings going bad???? My guess I guess?
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    could be :D ^^^^
     
  8. May 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    I was thinking maybe the pistons in the caliper arent fully retracting.......Given that it freed up a little as the lug nuts were removed.
     
  9. May 1, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    ^^^^^^ me too :D
     
  10. May 1, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    YES, i PUT NEW WHEELS ON BUT LAST YEAR.i PUT ON A SPACER SO IT WOULDN'T RUB AGAINST THE caliper. This is a new problem. i thought maybe the caliper or bearing is going
     
  11. May 1, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Definitely check your caliper then.
     
  12. May 1, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    I put new wheels and tires on over a year ago and used a spacer so the rim would not rub on the caliper. This is a new problem. I think the caliper or bearing. Is there even a bearing in there??
     
  13. May 1, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    How do you check the caliper to see if it is bad. Wouldn't my truck be pulling to one side if it was bad??
     
  14. May 1, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    The way I check things like that is to use an infrared thermometer. Compare the drive side to the passenger side after a drive. If one brake rotor is hotter, you have a dragging piston/s. If the hub is hotter than the other, then you have bearing issues.
     
  15. May 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    Yes, it should, in theory, pull to one side. If you suspect the bearing, try this.

    Reinstall the tire. Place one hand on the top and one on the bottom. Then shake the shit out of it. If you have any movement then that is an indication it is bad.
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    ok this is what iam thinking anyone jump in
    poss caliper starting to go bad maybe the slids
    poss b/hose he can open the bleeder if its the hose
    fluid will shoot out :D
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    I would like to know if there is a temperature diff between the 2 sides first......
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    true but he may not have that tool :D
     
  19. May 1, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    :annoyed:
     
  20. May 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    joe just remove the caliper and see if the wheel is free :D
     
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