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Hot Rim Looking for Suggestions

I've been coming home from work (~25 mins, highway) with a on/off hot rim on the rear drivers side. Car is a 2009 VW Rabbit. It has that signature burnt smell and the rim is very hot to the touch. ...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Can rear bearings be cleaned up, or are they a sealed unit?

This weekend, I'm replacing my 2008 Chrysler Town & Country's rear brakes (rotor, calipers, and pads.) The mechanic that inspected the vehicle said the bearings were OK. But, since I am going to ...
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Remove and replace a wheel bearings without puller or press?

I'm a bit desperate here. Is there any way you can hammer out a wheel bearing and replace a new one without a press or puller. I am talking raw hammer to knock out and press back in with hammer and ...
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Are “satin” (non-shiny) wheel bearings okay?

I have inspected all four real wheel bearings. On one of them, both the rollers and outer race have a "seemingly perfect" mirror-like finish. The other three have a "flat-like-paint" or "satin" ...
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How to isolate a wheel bearing or a CV axle noise?

My 05 Honda Civic steering wheel started vibrating and making loud noises from the front driver side wheel. The noise and the vibrations do increase as the vehicle gets to higher speeds. My first ...
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New wheel bearing makes more noise than before

I purchased my own front wheel bearing hubs for my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. I had one installed, and then had the other one installed 5 days later. After the second one (right side) was installed I ...
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Growling/grinding sound in 2007 Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6, 140k miles, well-maintained recently replaced all brake pads and rotors Problem: I hear a grinding or growling sound when I'm driving. The sound starts around when I'm going ...
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Humming noise at 40km/h and up. Tires? Wheel bearings?

02 Honda Civic SiR with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires. I've been getting a humming noise at about 40km/h and higher. I changed over from winter tires about a month ago, but I can't recall ...
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bearing noise soon after tire replacement?

I had my tires (all four) replaced recently, and had an alignment done at the same time. Soon after I noticed a slight "warble" coming from one of the rear wheels. Update: I was in the waiting room ...
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Are a bearing and C-clip all you need to replace a from wheel bearing?

I need to double check this. My front wheel bearing is busted(by someone eles analysis) on a citroen picasso 2006. I have bought a bearing kit consisting of the bearing, a c clip and a nut. I will ...
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Front wheel bearings integral to rotor assembly

Have been told that front wheel bearings are integral to the front rotors on 2009 Ford 150 and therefore can't be replaced separately. They can ONLY be replaced by replacing the entire rotor assembly. ...
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What methods are commonly used to remove a rusted and stuck rear wheel hub and bearing assembly?

I have a 2000 hyundai accent and I'm currently unable to remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly on one side due to rust. I'm so close to the finish line, but I am already over budget due to needing ...
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Nissan Maxima (1998) Grinding noise from passenger side - Multiple parts replaced but noise is worse now

My other half and I were on a drive Friday night and we could feel the car start to steer itself and felt a wobbling sensation with a grinding noise soon after that. My other half pulled over and ...
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Did wheel bearing need to be removed in order to remove and add new stud?

I previously asked question(What can cause a wheel to fall off/hub to break?) as my wheel hub stud snapped and answers said all that needed doing was putting new studs and nuts in. Mechanic said ok ...
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How to know if bearing is damaged in my case?

I'm about to get some wheel studs replaced and this requires the wheel bearing to be pressed out first as you cannot really access the studs without removing the bearing. My mechanic said he might ...
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Knocking sound from under car when going slow, what are the likely causes?

I am getting a knocking car from under my car. It seems to be under the clutch and on the left of it(note we use right hand drive). The knocking sound is noticeable when you drive slowly e.g. moving ...
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What is the difference between a worn wheel bearing and a worn wheel assembly?

By wheel bearing I think one is referring to the little circle thing that goes through the center of the wheel hub. So if it is worn it is referring to that small circular item. When one says that ...
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Upon replacing brakes mechanic doesnt check bad wheel bearing

I took my car to a shop that my cousin has used for years. I asked please check my car for any other issues it may have as I drive alot. I knew I needed rear brakes and replace rotors. 500.00 dollars ...
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Heavy noise after putting on summer tires - Volkswagen Golf MK6

I changed the winter tires of my Golf 2013 MK6 for summer tires today and I can now hear a heavy noise coming from the front right wheel. I assume that the tires and wheels were properly balanced; ...
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Differential whine - caused by tyre differences?

I've recently purchased a 2014 VW Golf. There is a whine that occurs which is directly proportional in noise to the car's speed - so it appears related to the final drive. From what I can determine, ...
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Light metallic scraping noise from front driver wheel

I recently replaced the front brake pads and warped rotors on my 2002 VW Passat 1.8T. All went well and the new pads and rotors are working great and very quiet. However, I noticed a light metallic ...
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Are my wheel bearings going bad? (video included)

I have a 2004 Infiniti G35 coupe with a manual transmission. Lately, I feel like my road noise might be louder than it should be, but I'm no mechanic and I don't have enough experience to really know ...
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installing new wheel bearings motorbike

I replaced the wheel beaings on my rear wheel and the bike runs fine. When I installed the new bearings I couldn't turn the inner race by hand (almost like it was touching the spacer). It turns and ...
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Rear wheel alignment on rear-wheel-drive vehicle

I recently got rear wheel bearings replaced on my 2005 Toyota Hilux (KUN26 frame) and now wondering if the wheels need alignment in order to prevent excessive tire wear. On the one hand, the rear ...
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Vibration when turning

I don't have a lot of experience, but I try to do what I can myself. I am trying to diagnose a vibration in the frontend of a 2011 Honda Pilot 2wd. This vibration is coming from the driver front wheel ...
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Screeching noise when the wheels are rolling

When I drive my Toyota Corolla 1999 (Compact) down the road, I can hear this screeching noise coming somewhere from the front-left wheel. I recorded what that noise sounds like with my phone. You can ...
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Clicking noise from front wheel

Vehicle model: DODGE CHARGER SRT8 2008 6.1 318kw Recent fixes: Complete front suspension replacement Notes: TPMS for both rear wheels not working (mechanics did not succeed to replace it correctly,...
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How can I test transmission or wheel bearings myself?

My 1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3 4DR is making a sound like the old days bearings did. I have a great mechanic who even took it to another mechanic. Neither could say which was bad: the $4,000 ...
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What could cause these noises coming from the front of my vehicle?

My 2011 Audi A4 has been sitting for about 2 months in a garage. Today I drove it and as I went faster than 15 MPH I noticed a bad grinding noise and vibrations; even when I'm not braking. If I move ...
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Why is my car struggling when it gets hot? (breaks, bearings, transmission…?)

If this is TMI, let me know and I'll try to simplify. I have a 2003 Cadillac CTS with about 205k miles I recently had the master cylinder and brake booster replaced. When it was finished, the brakes ...
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Bearing features (2RS versus 2RSH)

I have done sufficient googling to discover that a -2RS bearing is one with two rubber seals. I haven't ascertained much beyond that. For an application currently using a 2RSH bearing, can I replace ...
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How much heat do failing wheel bearings generate? [closed]

In an informative answer suggesting that wheel bearings could be the cause for road drone/hum noise, no mention was made of heat. In another nice answer I learned that bad/noisy bearings generate ...
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How dangerous is it to drive on country roads with a potentially failing wheel bearing?

For some reason, by the time I reach 50 miles/hour (80 km/hour) the noise has already gone down. It could be failing wheel bearings. It could be sawtooth tires. Can a wheel fly off? I'm avoiding ...
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Can wheel bearings be damaged by hitting a curb while the rims remain intact?

This answer suggests that a driver can destroy the wheel bearings by hitting a curb. Is it possible for this to happen without also damaging the rims? A car hits bumps on the road all the time, with ...
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New pads and rotors, left side squeaks when turning right

I replaced my front rotors and pads on my 1993 Saturn SL(2?) and made sure I used the supplied silicone grease on the contact points, back of the pads and slider bolts. I made sure the wear indicators ...
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Is it OK to mix up used roller bearings and races?

Somebody was working on our old 200k mile truck. They pulled both front wheels off and threw all 4 wheel bearings (and their inner races) into a pile. Now they're all mixed up (we don't know which ...
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How to deal with this type of nut

My wheel bearings are due, and I ordered a new set. Up to now, I thought I have regular nuts on my hubs which are secured by some kind of sleeve, which in turn is dented into the axial groove of the ...
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2007 Escalade - grease on front axle

07 Escalade 6.2L AWD I had the front RH wheel off and saw this: Is the grease from the wheel bearing, or the axle? Can this sort of thing be repacked, or should I replace the axle (and/or bearing)? ...
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Do I have a problem with my wheel bearings?

I was trying to measure run out on my brake discs to see if I need to replace or shim them and I kept getting wild all over the place readings as I turned the axle. All four lug nuts where snuggly in ...
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What can make my wheels hard to turn

2001 Honda civic EX. manual transmission 166k miles. Rear drums, fairly new front brake pads. I went to get new tires on my car yesterday. When they got the car off the ground they called me out to ...
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If my wheel bearings are freshly replaced, what could still be causing a loud whining sound?

Once I drive for 50 miles or more, I begin to hear a loud whining sound. I took it to the shop, they said my wheel bearings were worn out. They replaced the bearings on the wheel. I got my car, took ...
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Forgot outer retaining circlip on front wheel bearing, what do I do?

I have a Saab 9-3 (98-02 version) as a learning project. I have no experience maintaining cars. While entirely rebuilding the front suspension, I forgot to fit the circlip on the outside of one wheel ...
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There is vibration in car (2008 Honda CR-V). Getting new tires did not solve the problem

I bought a car (2008 Honda CR-V w/ 90k miles) that had a medium amount of vibration in the car (the vibrations are usually felt in the steering wheel as well). The tires that were on it were worn and ...
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Pontiac G6 sounds like a prop plane. Wheel bearing?

My '06 G6 has an airplane-like sound that comes from the passenger front end. I already know it's a wheel bearing, but how urgent is this kind of repair? I'm concerned about fuel economy and safety.
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Diagnosing a worn wheel bearing

I've noticed an increase of road noise while driving my car and I'm wondering if it might be the wheel bearing. I think it's coming from one of the rear wheels. Is there a way to identify and confirm ...