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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 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 Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are parts that allow the wheels on your vehicle to spin freely and with as little friction as...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 on. The drive shaft is divided into two...
How Long Does a Front Output Shaft Bearing Last?
For 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 you get the rear and front motion. Within this...
How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?
Most 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 think. The power that the engine produces...

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Wheel Bearings
This may be a sign of failing or worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers...
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Wheel bearing
The front wheel bearings on this vehicle are contained within a unitized hub/wheel bearing assembly that also integrates ABS functionality. Consequently, if wheel bearings go bad, the whole hub assembly must be replaced. To have the replacement performed on a...
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Wheel bearing
Wheel bearings can be difficult to locate which of the four is making the noise. I've spent to much time crawling around a car while another technicians drives attempting to figure out which bearing is making the noise. You can...
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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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Steering issues
It is possible that the play you are feeling in your steering wheel may be related to worn out wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may not be noticeable in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped or parked,...
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Sqeaking in the rear
Hi there. The problem you're describing sounds awfully similar to an issue with the wheel bearings to me. The wheel bearings allow your free floating rear tires (on the Dodge Caliber) to ride without restriction. However, when you hear a...
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Sounds when turning.
This may be a sign of failing or worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers...
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Rear differential noise
The noise is not coming from the pinion seal, but the pinion bearings are bad and this is why the pinion seal is leaking. You will need to have the rear end bearings and seals replaced. If you'd like to...
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Rear differential leak
Hello. Depending on where the leak is coming from, this will determine what needs to be done. If it is coming from the front pinion seal, then it may be the pinion bearing. This is a common failure on this...
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Noise from front driver's side
Hi. Bad wheel bearings usually make a rotational growling noise that coincides with vehicle speed. Wheel bearing noises can be pinpointed by turning the wheel and listening to the bearing area with a stethoscope. Brakes can also make a rotational...
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Grinding noise when steering left or right.
This is a common symptom of failing wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...
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differential noise
The most common noise that matches that description would be a worn wheel bearing. Your car is front wheel drive. The differential is built into the transmission at the front. Wheel bearing noise can resonate through metal parts to disguise...
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Car making noise when I drive
If the noise is constant, it may be the bearings. If the noise is only when braking, the noise may be brake related. Bearings typically make roaring/howling noises, while brakes typically make squeaking/grinding noises. A test drive and visual inspection...
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Car making grinding noise.
The water pump is the most common part changed on this motor and year. The noise once heard could be isolated to the water pump or a tensioner pulley. I recommend to have the system checked by a qualified mechanic....
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Can bad front wheel bearings cause 2007 gmc yukon to slip out of 2 wheel drive into 4 wheel drive and slip back again?
Bad wheel bearings can cause the front wheel sensors to not register correct wheel turning rotations and cause sensor fault codes and even faults in 4x4 and ABS systems.
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Load woo noise rear passenger side. Car has new rear tires, and rides smooth. Is it a bad bearing?
I suggest having a mechanic ride with you and see if it is one of the rear tires or the bearings are noisey. I suspect the bearing is noisey unles noise started right after the new tires were installed. ...
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When I turn sharp left and accelerate from a stop there is a grind at a certain point in the turn.
I suspect that you have a bad wheel bearing in the right front hub and when pressure is put on it in turns the bearing is grinding or the brake rotor is rubbing the caliper bracket. Have the brakes and...
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Grinding noise when the steering wheel is straight. More prominent at higher speeds and when the steering toward the right
From what you describe it sounds like you have front wheel bearings that are noisey. They do not have to be loose to be noisey. Have the vehicle lifted and ran in drive to see if the noise can be...
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Front wheel of truck won't move and making grinding noise
If you had your brakes removed and hub will not turn freely then it is the bearing in the hub. I would recommend replacing both front hub bearings since they both have equal amount of wear and the other side...
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Grinding/rubbing sound in rear drum break, replaced assembly inside and lathes drum, sound continues and louder as speed increases
The noise may not be coming from the brakes at all and is coming from the rear hub bearings. Try to remove rear calipers and rotor and turn hub to see if you feel any binding. If you do then...

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