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Noise from Front End. Bad Wheel Bearing?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by connor016, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Nov 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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    connor016

    connor016 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When going 50+MPH I noticed what sounded like a periodic humming and I thought my tire was rubbing. It only happened when slightly turning left. I could not see anything that was rubbing. I ended up removing coil spacers the previous owner had on it and put on Bilstein 5100s and still had the same issue. I checked things out when swapping the suspension and nothing appeared to be loose. I had it aligned and now it does it worse only needing to turn slightly left. It sounds like it is coming from the front right. I jacked up the front end and grabbed the wheel at 12 and 6 and no play. 9 and 3 had play but it didn't appear to be from the tie rod but rather just turning the wheel a bit int he locked location. Both sides were the same. I rotated the tire while pulling on it and could hear a light occasional popping sound but it seems like it was coming from the brake/rotor assembly or possibly a cover. Both sides seemed about the same. Is there a better way to test if the wheel bearing is bad?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    Here is a link to a video of the wheel when pushing/pulling from 6 and 3 position. It appears it is just moving with the limited travel allowed by the wheel lock:

     
  3. Nov 1, 2015 at 4:35 PM
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    Don't buy that piece of junk. Do a search here and you'll find at least 2 members selling top notch hub assemblies.
     
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    best wheel bearings around! www.marionbumper2bumper.com
    Check my assemblies out if you want something a lot better than what that eBay link showed. Click the link in my signature. Then go to marionbumper2bumper.com if you are ready to buy one. (or two!)
     
  7. Nov 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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    Do I need to purchase the inner seal in addition to the assembly you sell or does it come with it?
     
  8. Nov 1, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    see above question, bama
     
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    The inner seal is separate. They are on the website for $16 each. Thanks!
     

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