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Old 12-11-2009, 12:00 PM   #11
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I just installed my steel wheels/winter tires I bought from Tirerack and did the push/pull test. All the tires were solid except my front driver, which wobbled just a tiny bit when pushing and pulling - so I guess I will replace that bearing. It kind of sounded like it was coming from that hub since the droan first started.
I'll post back when done and try to get some pics of install up.
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3800supercharged is right, you can have bad wheel bearings that do not show play. An easy way to check rear bearings is: Remove the wheel and drum/disc and spin the hub by hand. If the hub freewheels and spins forever then it is most likely bad. A good wheel bearing should have some resistance to it, as if you were turning it in liquid honey. Another way to check the front wheel bearings if there is no play is to get both front wheels off the ground and (with someone sitting in the car with their foot hovering above the brake) put the car in drive and let the wheels spin. While the wheels are spinning, CAREFULLY place your hand on the spring on the strut assembly and feel for vibrations.
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