bad wheel bearing?
How long did you let your bad wheel bearing go? Sure looks like a wheel bearing self-destructed, and I've driven with loud wheel bearings for quite a while, and after replacing, and autopsying it, figured I could have gone a lot longer.. Even if it wasn't a wheel bearing, and something else failed, you had to have some kind of warning. Glad you were not anywhere near my wife and daughters at the time of failure.
And yes, steering knuckle.. a JY will probably give you that whole corner of the the car for about 50 bucks or less..
1993 Bonneville SE, frame off resto in progress, will be stock except painted black & chrome t-stars, estimated finish date - spring 2009.
Cars in my "fleet": the bonny project, the bonny parts car, 1999 Olds eighty-eight LS anniversary, 2004 chrys T & C.
Husband, father of two daughters, deer hunter and lover of most things GM, (although I do like my Chrysler minivan) - but nothing comes before my girls..
I'd much rather go home after work and be with my family than do anything else..