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Old 12-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Jonno Jonno is offline
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Default Wheel bearing??? 2WD

I've got a problem identifying a bad wheel bearing. There was a grinding noise when I was making sharp right turns only. The metal-on-metal sound seemed to be a function of side load not the degree of turn and it came from the drivers side pretty distinctly. My first thought was the outer left wheel bearing and I talked to a couple of other experienced mechanics who were pretty sure that was right. I got the whole hub assembly apart and cleaned up and it looks fine. The bearing and race seem to check out ok. Any ideas on what it could be?
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:38 AM
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look again at the bearing. with the wheel in the air can you rock the tire at all, odds are you will be able to due to a worn bearing
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98blown you should be an MD! that's the same stuff my doc asks and ur spot on man!!!
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