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Wheel Bearings

Posted 11-08-2012 at 22:39 by AndyRKett

Beginning to get the dulcet tones of rear, near side wheel bearing grumble.

Why do I do it to myself? because in all honesty its probably been rumbling away since January but I didn't want to believe it.

"its probably the road surface" I told myself or just tyre noise, however once off the ground gave the wheels both a spin and it sounds like marbles in a food mixer.


(Please ignore the huffing and puffing I currently have two slipped discs in my back)
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  1. Old Comment
    if you have bad discs dont do it and by the way thats the front not the back of car as stated,yes noisy,the whole hub has to be taken apart and flange pressed out first to get at circlip and then press bearing out and in and reassemble,not to be taken on with a bad back,i have a bad back also.
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    Posted 11-08-2012 at 23:03 by dirtyhands dirtyhands is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dirtyhands
    if you have bad discs dont do it and by the way thats the front not the back of car as stated,yes noisy,the whole hub has to be taken apart and flange pressed out first to get at circlip and then press bearing out and in and reassemble,not to be taken on with a bad back,i have a bad back also.

    Sorry but that is THE BACK of the car, the give away being the yellow number plate at about 8-9seconds. The discs are a little rusty round the edges but otherwise is in good shape, in the video the pad was lightly touching the disc on the drivers side (the good side) making a light rubbing noise.

    the rear wheel bearing are nothing like the front. Not pressed into anything (I believe) but held in place with a 32mm nut the hub and bearing is one assembly, just need to make sure to buy the correct version for the car either ABS or non ABS
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    Posted 11-08-2012 at 23:17 by AndyRKett AndyRKett is online now
    Updated 11-08-2012 at 23:48 by AndyRKett
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    you wouldnt be able to spin a front hub that easily, as it'd be turning all the differentials CV's etc

    So its gotta be a rear

    I was told if there isn't any play or noise and it feels like the bearing is full of honey - its a good bearing
    Ie its still lubricated properly and wont need touching

    However like the otherside there, it doesn't fee like anything, so i agree
    Dead bearing there

    Usually if 1 is dead the other isn't far off, but not so mch in this case?

    Ziggy
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    Posted 12-08-2012 at 00:42 by Ziggy122 Ziggy122 is offline
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    Hi Ziggy, the first side (drivers ) is solid and sounds lovely and quiet no play all super (when the pad doesn't touch) however the second side (passengers) feels rough and has about 5mm play in it (at the top of the disc) its clearly on the way out however....

    Note the caps on the hub nuts the drivers side is shiny and of slightly different design compared to the worn side leads me to believe the drivers side was done just prior to us buying the car, now 5000 miles later (which is all we've done since having it) the other side is finally giving up.
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    Posted 12-08-2012 at 00:54 by AndyRKett AndyRKett is online now
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    There cheap and should be easily done

    Sounds like atleast when it failed it was done and not run down to the bone

    Ziggy
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    Posted 13-08-2012 at 00:14 by Ziggy122 Ziggy122 is offline