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Old 02-10-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm going to replace one of the front hub assemblys on my 2000 Bonneville as it has been making that awful droning noise for some time now. My question is... which one needs to be replaced. I know its one of the front ones... because when I turn the car ever so slightly to the left the noise goes away. However, any movement to the right and the noise becomes louder. I reckon I have one good one and one bad one. Question is... which wheel has the bad hub? Do I need to replace the hub on my left front tire or my right front tire?

....also.. the parts shop here sells two brands..

one is a Fenco hub assembly for about $170 Cdn and the other is a SKF hub assembly for 245 Cdn. Not a huge difference in price but still... was wondering which one would be the better choice? ...or even if there is another brand I should consider?

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i went with timken from rock auto for around $107
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thanks for the speedy reply Steve!

....any idea if its my left or right side that needs replacing?
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no clue only thing i can tell ya to do to figure it out is to jack up the front of the car grab the wheel at 12 and 6 oclock and try and wiggle it up and down any play in it is bad
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When you turn to the right that puts the load to the left side and causes the noise to get louder. So your bad bearing is most likley on the left side. These wheel bearings may not even feel loose when yoy try to wiggle the wheel.
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When you turn to the right that puts the load to the left side and causes the noise to get louder. So your bad bearing is most likley on the left side. These wheel bearings may not even feel loose when yoy try to wiggle the wheel.
Just as I suspected as well. Thank you for the reply Peej9089 Thank you everyone for the speedy replies and for the help
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I went with Timken'*. You may want to replace both if you can afford it. When one goes, the other one is usually not far behind.
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+1 for Timken. I bought mine on Amazon for under $100. Nicer quality for way less than the junk ones.
It'* only $85.90 now with free shipping: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
513179 is the part number.
I thought only the rear bearings push/pull test were the ones that sometimes would not move but could still be bad??????
When I tested mine, there was about a 1/16" play in my front left (the bad one) and the right was solid and did not move at all.
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and + 1 on doing both.

You have all the tools out and like Dan said,,,,,the other isnt far behind
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