Wheel bearing again!!!!! - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sauk Centre, MN
Posts: 5,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OLBlueEyesBonne is on a distinguished road
Default Wheel bearing again!!!!!

ok, so this past spring I installed a good used right front wheel bearing/hub on my 99 SSEi. Well since July I've only put about 5 miles on the car. For the past 4+ weeks it been sitting in my parents back yard with the interior out to dry.
I put the drivers seat back in and started the car and pulled it around front to install the rest of the interior. As I was driving it around the block the wheel bearing was howling. Worse than the one I took off back in March/April.
Crazy thing is the wheel bearing was perfectly unnoticable the last time I drove it about 5-6 weeks ago.
Just venting..... wasn't the most fun the first time around and now this time I have to find another 3/4"-1/2" adapter so I can use the perfect ratchet for the job as my brother lost the one I had.
Anyone else had a wheel bearing go out just like that?
OLBlueEyesBonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a used bearing if you need one, I got a set from a low mileage 98 and only used one of them.
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JimmyFloyd is on a distinguished road
Default

This is why I personally wouldn't use a used wheel bearing unless I was selling the car very soon (shady, maybe) It is one thing I wouldn't want to be doing more than once.
JimmyFloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:05 AM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Are you positive it'* a bearing and not just the rust on the rotors starting to wear off and clean up? You can get noise from rusty rotors w/o applying brakes.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sauk Centre, MN
Posts: 5,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OLBlueEyesBonne is on a distinguished road
Default

Travis -How much do you want for it? It doesn't really matter to me as I can get one around here from a salvage yard for less than $30 so it'* not a big expense.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Are you positive it'* a bearing and not just the rust on the rotors starting to wear off and clean up? You can get noise from rusty rotors w/o applying brakes.
I checked the rotors... they are clean. defintiely not them as the sound stayed the same when braking. Not to mention it sounds just like when the first one when it went out.
OLBlueEyesBonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:00 PM   #6
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Did you destroy the dust seal on the back when you pulled them? I'm thinking water got in there and sat for a while causing your problems.
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 11:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sauk Centre, MN
Posts: 5,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OLBlueEyesBonne is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by popatim
Did you destroy the dust seal on the back when you pulled them? I'm thinking water got in there and sat for a while causing your problems.

What makes you think there would have been water up that high while it was sitting?
OLBlueEyesBonne is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake pedal low again and again and again NMP1 GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 2 07-17-2015 11:56 AM
wheel bearing again or maybe rear brakes? lght1 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 8 11-02-2009 11:28 PM
Wheel Bearing Again or CV Joint??? Ol' Timer Oldsmobile 10 12-21-2005 08:31 PM
Spun Bearing or main bearing? Kennginn 1992-1999 3 08-05-2004 02:09 PM
Bad WHeel Bearing, Will my wheel fall off?? h1081dan General GM Chat 7 11-17-2003 11:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.