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Possible bad wheel bearing???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 650H1, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    650H1

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    So in the midst of the snow storm the other day I was going thru a round-a-bout and my truck tried to make a curb it's bitch. I hit it square on at prob 15mph, just slid straight into it. No visible damage, tire took it like a champ (bfg mud terrain km2s) but now when I'm going about 50-55 mph and faster and try to slightly turn left the wheel vibrates and it sounds like I'm driving down a rumble strip. It is a very fine vibration, not like the tires are chopped or out of balance. It only does it when I turn to the left and only when I'm going faster than 50-55. I will say that the tire/wheel that took the hit was the RIGHT front tire/wheel. I've read that if one sides wheel bearing is junk the opposite side vibrates because of the extra load put on it. I don't notice any noise or anything when driving straight or to the right or below 50mph but I can't hear anything because of the tires anyways... What do u guys think? I've been under the truck, and nothing is bent, no leaks, no play in the cv's. Idk what it is.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    jack up the truck, grab the wheel you suspect to have a bad bearing at 12 and 6, and rock back and forth..

    if it moves you need a bearing.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    you probably bent something, and its slightly out of alignment, or popped off a weight from a tire.

    both seem to happen to me often..
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    it's probably your wheel bearing, jack it up and spinning the wheel is the easiest way to figure it out, if it does it when you slightly push the steering wheel one way but not the other than yeah, most def a bearing
     
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    Yea, sounds like a wheel bearing. Had the same issue with my chevy work truck a couple weeks ago. It was the driver's side and when you turned the wheel slightly to the right while moving 25+mph it sounded like something was rubbing and had a fine viberation. Odd thing was is it only did it when the wheel was turned between 1 o'clock and 2-3 o'clock. Anything more it would go away. Good luck
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Just changed my right front, at highway speeds with a small turn to the left my truck made the exact same noise, like a rumble strip.

    Changed the bearing, all is good now.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    The dealer told me that it wasn't a wheel bearing the tire is rubbing but I can't see it rub... And why would it rub at 55 but not 45... They said that if it was a wheel bearing they couldn't help anyways bc of the lift. That's bull shit


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  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Sometimes those types of problems can be hard to find at first. Maybe give it some time. The problem will worsen making it easier to diagnose. Your right about the tire. If it were the tire rubbing then it would be obvious because of the wear marks. Good luck!
     
  12. Nov 4, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Something similar happened to me and it was the bearing.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2011 at 4:25 AM
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    So the shop I took it to said they don't see anything wrong with either of the front wheel bearings again... This is getting to be a pain in the ass. They think it's the tires, but not the tires rubbing, they think they're just chopped. Which is probably true but why would it make that noise and vibration only at 55 or faster and only when turning to the left? They said they put a stethoscope behind the hubs and put it in 4wd on the lift and spun them and heard no difference in either bearing. They said it might just be out of alignment, what do you guys think about that? Still think its a wheel bearing? Something worse? Or could it be as simple as just an alignment? I have no idea, and I don't want to just throw parts at it, wish there was an idiot light on lol
     
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    I had the same issues... total to fix the bearing was about $80 because I did it myself. Honestly I dont have any kinda of mechanical training or anything. I bought the wheel bearing hub from EBAY and had a local shop press the hub for me for $25. If you look under my signature there is a link to a video that I made to fix the bearing... I hope it helps you.

    Feel free to pm me and I can either give you my phone number or pointers to help you out.
     
  15. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Anyone else? Maybe a bad tie rod?
     
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