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Old 07-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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My wheel bearing howls very rarely (sometimes weeks apart) when turning. There is no play in the bearing when I tug on the wheel though. Would you still replace it before you hit the track? I know the answer is yes for safety.
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My wheel bearing howls very rarely (sometimes weeks apart) when turning. There is no play in the bearing when I tug on the wheel though. Would you still replace it before you hit the track? I know the answer is yes for safety.
Are you kiding Hustler this is realy to much.
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Are you kiding Hustler this is realy to much.
There is no ******* play though, and that should be the indicator of bearing damage.
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then lube it up and drive it till it goes out i doubt you could break it while NA.
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So you hands/arms/eyes can discern there's no play whatsoever when you tug on the wheel?

Try using a dial indicator on the hub and get back with us
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Couldn't it also be a powersterring pump, since I'm turning at idle?
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then lube it up and drive it till it goes out i doubt you could break it while NA.
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If it were the powersteering, wouldn't it only make the noise when I initally turn the wheel, not the entire course of the turn?

It makes no noise at speed.
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maybe you just cant hear it at speed. I cant hear my phone ringer at max volume when driving down the road.
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I can hear my rear end noise over my exhaust going down the road...I bet that would make you curl up into a corner and cry...

just makes me wonder what is making noise
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I can hear my rear end noise over my exhaust going down the road...I bet that would make you curl up into a corner and cry...

just makes me wonder what is making noise
1st-5th were spur gears in my vw...that wasn't quiet. I hope I've diagnosed it correctly...and not wasted $200 on hubs.
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it's probably the pressure relief on the PS pump getting nasty... when was the last time you flushed the PS system?

I generally don't worry about wheel bearings until they start sounding like death while going straight and/or there is excessive play in the wheel.
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