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Old 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Well first off that for the helpful advice everyone provided me on the intake, the vacuum leak for the intake has fix itself somehow but now really for sure and I'm not going to ask either because I like when things fix themselves. A lot less headache on my end. Also I had an antifreeze leak and that was cause of a broken hose clamp. So now I am needing to know some info to see if my on and off ABS light is because of this problem. The ABS light has developed a mind of it own by coming on whenever it was to, also it could stay on for a few days or go off right after you turn the car off. I checked and cleaned the front sensors and the passed on the testing factor so since I couldn't find the right way to test the rear ABS sensors I somewhat gave up on the idea for that point in time. Well the rear brakes had been squeaking for a little bit now so since it was a nice day I decided to clean the rear brakes and inspect the rear hubs and I noticed both rear hubs make a clicking noise when you turn them by hand. Since the rear ABS sensors are made into the hubs are they suppose to make a clicking noise or is this a sign that I will need to replace the rear hubs before to long. Thanks.
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nothing in there is supposed to make noise. the sensors should be similar in function to the fronts.
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So does this mean they are starting to get weak or what?
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If they are clicking they should be replaced. Is there any play in the wheel when you jack it up?

By the way, ABS problems throw codes a normal scanner cannot read. You need a scanner that can read chassis and ABS codes.
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yep the bearings sound like they are going
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I have no play in them at all, all I have is that clicking noise when I spin them and the noise get a little bit louder the faster you spin both sides. So with them being a sealed unit is allmost 90k good for rear hubs or not.
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It depends on what kind of driving you do, and what the road conditions are. I have over 220K miles on mine and have never changed them.
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I got into a shop and they did some looking into the problem and found out that they will need to be replaced withing the next few months. One of the rear hubs have a crack down the back half of it along with bearing noise and the other one the bearings are starting to go out in it. So since the bolts are striped out that hold the rear hubs in I will half to do the jobs myself when I am able figure out how to get the bolts out with out tearing up a lot of other stuff since they are striped out.
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Also they said since the car had set for almost two years in a garage and the rear springs and shocks were in really bad shape when I bought the car that could have been the key factor on why they are starting to act up.
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cars dont like to sit, seems to accelerate the wear on alot of things. the grease in bearing assemblies probably sat at the bottom and solidified so when it did get driven the grease didnt get all the bearing
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