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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Support Bearing
Common signs include unusual noises and shuddering during acceleration.
How Long Does a Center Support Bearing Last?
The center support bearing is normally on mid-size or heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks. The purpose of this part is to help support the longer drive shaft that these vehicles depend...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Output Shaft Bearing
Common signs include a noisy drivetrain, excessive vibrations, and oil leaking from the transfer case in all-wheel or four-wheel vehicles.
How Long Does a Front Output Shaft Bearing Last?
For those people who own a vehicle that is equipped with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the vehicle uses a transfer case in order to split up the motion so...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Wheel Bearing Gone?
Wheel bearings help a car roll smoothly. Bad or missing wheel bearing symptoms include grinding noises, a loose steering wheel, and uneven tire wear.
How to Replace Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are parts that allow the wheels on your vehicle to spin freely and with as little friction as possible. A wheel bearing is a set of...
How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?
Most people take for granted all of the systems that have to work together in order for their car to run. Making a car mobile is a lot harder than most people...
How to Replace a Driveshaft Center Support Bearing
The center support bearing for the driveshaft is simple in design and function. It can be difficult to replace due to the driveshaft's complex build.
How to Replace the Rear Hub Bearing on a Ford Explorer
Wheel bearings allow the car's wheels to give you a smooth ride. A howling or grinding noise is a sign that your hub bearing should be replaced.
How to Clean and Repack Wheel Bearings
A wheel bearing should be cleaned and repacked if there is abnormal tire wear, grinding coming from the car tires, or steering wheel vibration.

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Vibration and sound along with clicking once wheels are turned when off the ground
Hello thank you for writing in. There are several components that you will want to have looked at. Regarding the wheel bearing, they do cause similar symptoms, and if you hit hard enough, you will want to have them inspected....
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front left making a rumble. doesnt do it when slightly turning left
It is likely that the left front wheel bearing has failed. When you swerve to the left on a ramp, what you doing is transferring some of the weight of the car from the left to the right. The transference...
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Motor knocking
If you ran the engine without oil and now have a rod knocking inside the motor, you may have spun bearings on the crankshaft and will need to do more than just replace bearings. You most likely have damaged the...
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oil pressure light comes on when l stop at a light or when it idles then l push the gas peddle and it goes off.
When the oil pressure light comes on, the engine oil is loosing oil pressure. I recommend performing an oil change and filter change with a good brand filter. If the light is still coming on, then hook up a mechanical...
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There is a loud humming noise coming from under the car becomes louder when I let off the gas
A common cause of the type of noise you are describing is one or more failed wheel bearings. The exact wheel position can be determined using chassis ears (remote wireless microphones). Not to worry, as replacing wheel bearings on most...
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AC bearing issue
The part(s) required will depend on exactly what has failed. If you see liquid, that liquid could be engine coolant in which case you might have a failed water pump. The water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. There...
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Damage to rear Differential? 1994 Chevrolet K2500
Hello - while you are correct that this is not an ideal scenario, I doubt that packing the bearings with a lithium grease like "Red & Tacky" is a long-term issue. Not sure where R&T gets a bad rap as...
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How do you know if you just need the bearings repacked or the entire assembly replaced?
In order to know if there is additional hub damage then you will need to disassemble the hub and inspect bearings and races. If bearings are bad then it may damage the hub.
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squeal sound from rear passenger wheel when driving bumpy roads
The noise is probably brake or wheel bearing related. If brake related, it might be due to the brake pad wear indicator contacting the rotors. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic...
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Wheel bearing
A possibility is a faulty wheel bearing. Less common possibilities are interference with the brake rotor and transmission failures. A faulty wheel bearing can be diagnosed, on the road, by driving the car in such a way that you "sequentially...
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Wheel Bearing
The cost of the bearing itself ranges from $30 to $60 depending on whether you buy a name brand, or OEM, bearing. It takes roughly 1 hour to remove and replace one rear bearing on your model. To obtain an...
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Engine is making a Squeaky sound? 2007 Nissan 350Z
Hello - that squeak sounds like a bearing to me - alternator, serpentine belt idler pulley, or possibly the water pump. Time for the stethoscope to narrow it down precisely! I recommend a enngine noise inspection performed by a mobile,...
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Wheel bearing hub replacement
If you have the steering knuckle, with the wheel bearing and hub installed in the steering knuckle, already removed from the vehicle the procedure is to use a 20 ton shop press to first press the hub out of the...
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Oil pressure gauge drops, idle goes crazy and wanting to die.
Hi there. Either the engine oil pump is plugged up or failing or the engine bearings are worn causing internal oil leakage. The engine is running rough and wanting to stall due to the lack of lubrication. I recommend seeking...
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My 1997 Nisan pickup makes a noise in the rear as we start moving. We raised it up and found that the left wheel seems locked
The noise is coming from the wheel bearing at that position, possibly the brakes (unlikely, but do check for any failure to retract) and if not those two possibilities, the differential is faulty. To distinguish among these possibilities, and get...
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Knocking noise immediately during acceleration and rolling in neutral. Mounts replaced, no leaks. Ran it on stands only replicate 2001 Mazda Protege
Hello - a knocking noise while rolling in neutral is likely a damaged Constant Velocity joint or a wheel bearing with a "hard spot" or damaged position in the bearing. Acceleration puts additional load on the CV joints, so your...
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Coil spring making noise when turning a steering wheel 2012 Kia Sorrento
Hi there - the noise you describe while turning the steering wheel is due to a worn strut bearing plate, or one that needs some grease (replacement still required). These bearings do take the load of the vehicle through the...
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I have a 2005 Chrysler 300c hemi. Yesterday I noticed the car was making a sound like driving over rumble strips between 40 and 60 mph.
Check the front wheel bearings on your vehicle. A failing wheel bearing that is dry of grease will cause the rumble sound. Jack the vehicle up and spin the front wheels and listen for the noise. If the noise is...
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Does my 2009 Kia Optima require a hydraulic press for wheel bearing replacement?
Hello, to replaced your hub bearing will require a hydraulic press. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic Technician can come to your location to perform this. Please look at this web site for more information and service options....
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2003 Nissan 4 Wheel drive needs front brakes replaced and I was wondering if I need to take off the axle nut to change the rotors
Yes, the hub including the axle adjusting nut and the wheel bearings must be removed to replace the front rotors. The bearings must be cleaned and re-packed assuming they are re-usable. You will need a calibrated torque wrench as well...

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