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Old 03-27-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I think I have a wheel bearing going out, when I turn right the left wheel will make a grinding/ticking noise. Its not real loud yet. Any other guesses what it could be? Any estimates on total costs. As once again this will be a bill that I don't have money for. Bad luck is better then no luck at all I guess.
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Jack it up and wiggle the tire with your hands at 3 and 9 o'clock (direction they move when steering). Then from 12 and 6 o'clock. Same amount of play both tests? How much? None?
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When you drive does it make constant noise? if it does, does it change in pitch when you turn the wheel (while moving around 50 mph) if it does then i guarentee its the bearing.

(i have had to replace both of mine in the past 3 months
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Ok so hears the deal. The front bearings are not bad come to find out its the two front disks or rotors same thing. I am looking at getting an upgrade on disks. I am looking at these, only question is will the fit the stock calipers? This is the sku E35GD7090 I should be the first one on the page.
http://www.carjunky.com/partstore/?N...7262+1697+9179
I think so but not sure, what do you guys think of those? not a bad price for the set huh? The other thing here is the rear bearings on both wheels area slowly going. I need to get those replaced but they said that its not just the bearing its the hub assembly I beleive. Is that true? If so they wanted over 700 bucks installed. I prolly could get them my self cheaper on gmpartsdirect?
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Yes they are hub and bearing and are pretty expensive, yesterday I bought 1 GM bearing for $170 which aint bad price in Canada .You got to watch not to buy the cheap kind.Also how did they know they were going , weird how both were just starting to go.Wheel bearings arent hard to change yourself and $700 is alot of dough.
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You could hear them from the back, after he pointed out what the noise was, which i was hearing, they need to get replaced. I am thinking of getting them from GM partsdirect.com
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Yes they are hub and bearing and are pretty expensive, yesterday I bought 1 GM bearing for $170 which aint bad price in Canada .You got to watch not to buy the cheap kind.Also how did they know they were going , weird how both were just starting to go.Wheel bearings arent hard to change yourself and $700 is alot of dough.
How easy was it? Like I said I am a novice at this.
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Like I said it is not too hard , I am still a novice never did any work myself till I joined here and now I do almost everything my self but you wont learn if you dont do it.Mind you a service manual comes in handy and you have all the support you need from this site.I havent done the rears but monday I am doing the front drivers side.
Jack up car , take off wheel , take off axle bolt , take out caliper(2 bolts) and pull off rotor, unhook sensor now you only have 3 bolts for wheel bearing.
Only problems are you need 34mm socket for axle bolt and sometimes you need apuller if bearing doesnt come out (I havent had to yet,)However parts stores rent you the bearing socket and puller kit for free. Probably save yourself $400.
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Yea but from what they told me its not just the wheel bearing its the hub assembly.
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the weel bearing is not servicable you must replace the whole hub assembly. Thats why they cost so much. The previous instructions are to remove the hub/bearing assembly on the front.
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