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09-20-2002, 10:49 AM
I Think my front wheel bearing is Worn because i got a sound from the drive train and i can feel it into the Steering Wheel is this a big Job to change it?????? someone told me there a Seal bearing and we need a tool to pull it out? and i got also another trouble when i put my transaxle in reverse the shifting is very rough ......!
thanks for your answer
09-20-2002, 11:14 AM
Do you get the vibration at a certain speed, and it gets worse if you turn either left or right? I did a front bearing change about 7 times on my car. The 2 major tools you need are a 2 jaw puller, and a 30?mm socket for the center nut. ALso you'll need a T60 socket for the brake caliper bracket, and an impact wrench. Also PATIENCE!
09-20-2002, 11:53 AM
the sound seem to stop when i turn right
you change it 7 times??????????? its a major problem with this car? i not the only one :D :D
09-20-2002, 10:36 PM
It's a long story, but basically I replaced the wrong side, then I did the correct side with a spare wheel bearing from a friend that I THOUGHT was good, which turned out bad too. Then I replaced the other side with a used one and that was bad too! Then I put one of my original ones back on, thinking I must have had just ONE bad, turns out that was bad too! Then I installed two more that I pulled from a junkyard and they wer (finally) both good! By the time I got the good ones established, I was doing the jon in about 30 minutes, but it still was a pain in the back! I noticed that both went bad right after I changed out my steering rack, and I was driving for 2 days with the front end unaligned! THat must have done it.
If it goes away while turning right, odds are 3 to 1 it's the right bearing!
09-20-2002, 11:18 PM
I've only had 2 go bad and I own (and work on) countless W-bodies. :)
On my wife's '88, it went bad, REAL bad (almost grinding) and I replaced it with a low mileage one off a 96 Monte Carlo and that fixed the problem.
On my '89, I hit a curb and the hub would howl above 35mph.
Strangely, after replacing a front inner tierod, I eyeballed the alignment. With the new "alignment" the hub is now quiet.
I think hubs just going bad all of a sudden isn't that common.
09-21-2002, 03:42 PM
i thinks im gone change it both side What about price is it expensive???? for a new one not from the junkyard!
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