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Old 07-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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2000 Lesabre...not making noise but when in the air you can chuck the tire and rim a little when holding at 12 and 6:00 ? is should I chg it now or wait till it starts howling ?? I know its bearing play as everything else is tight..You can put your finger in the back side while someone else is chucking it
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I changed mine with a slight 12/ 6 play. Changed the ball joints first, problem was still there. It helped reduce the wobble known on our vehicles at 70 mph.

A couple tips. Make sure your 34mm socket is 6 point instead of 12 point. Nut is hard to break and extra play in the socket doesn't help. Order a replacement nut ahead of time. The nut is suggested to be replaced when replacing the hub, but most auto parts stores don't stock them. Rockauto sells them for around $3. I went with a Timken replacement, very satisfied.
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i wonder if it will last to drive it from NY to Maine and back ??? Again its quiet....

Also doesnt this year have the bolts on the back side that have to come out and arnt they a pain to get at ???
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