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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...
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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my back passenger wheel locked up what could be wrong
The likely cause is a failed wheel bearing unless something exceptional has caused the brake caliper to lock the brake rotor. By far, the most common cause of what you are describing is simply bearing failure though. Repair can be...
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Rear end shifts side to side when picking up speed and driving. What could it be?
Hi there. Check the wheel hub assemblies on the vehicle. Feel the wheel hubs for any looseness and listen for any grinding noise coming from them. Dry wheel bearings will cause the wheel assembly to wobble and make the vehicle...
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I have a creaking/squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel
If an assistant, preferably a mechanic, listens at the relevant suspension and steering components under the vehicle as you turn the steering wheel the sound can undoubtedly be pinpointed. Be sure to check at the top of the spring tower...
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What are some signs of the Wheel bearing going bad?
Wheel bearings when they first start to go bad will make a growling noise when driving and increase as speed increases. Then you may start to get a wobble in the wheel and a grinding noise before major failure happens....
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Wheel bearing
Actually, you needn't drive it anywhere because YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic right to your location, at your convenience. and remove and replace the bearing at lower cost than a shop. The service to request is wheel bearing replacement....
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Squeeking noise coming from front driver-side tire only
It is possible you have worn brake pads and the sensor is telling you the pads are worn down too far. Since you also had an ABS light come on you may have a bad bearing and sensor in that...
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I'm about 335 miles from home my car has a humming sound I stopped at a dealership to see what was going on I was told I need to r
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to identify the humming noise without having the vehicle in front of us. If the wheel bearings and hubs are in poor condition, the vehicle should not be driven. In a...
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A/c compressor wont stay on.
There are pressure cut off switches in an a/c system. If the refrigerant charge is "low", the low pressure cut-off switch could make a/c compressor operation erratic or intermittent. In addition, there is the possibility of mechanical failure in the...
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grinding noise while driving straight?
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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I have a 2002 bmw 745i and im experiencing What vibration on the rear passenger
Common causes of the vibration you are describing include wheel bearing faults, wheel/tire assembly imbalance, and defective tires. Other, less common possibilities include suspension faults (strut/shock failure) and even exhaust system faults. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage or...
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Noise coming from power steering belt area.
The serpentine belt should be removed and then the engine run momentarily to see if the noise goes away. If the noise goes away, obviously the cause is one or more faulty rotating elements in the belt circuit. A mechanic...
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How do you remove the pistons in the engine while the engine is in the car?
Hi there. You will have to remove the timing belt, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, all vacuum lines, the cylinder head, and the oil pan to gain access to the piston removal. Drain out all of the oil from the oil...
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Do you do rear axle bearings and seals? 2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Hello, unfortunately, rear axle bearing replacement is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. However we can provide rear axle seal and brake service for your Crown Vic. Thanks for thinking of us! Sent to CS rear axle...
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Noise when turning the steering on motion 2007 Toyota Camry
Hello - your symptoms suggest worn strut bearings, which can make the noises you describe when turning the steering wheel. These components are especially sensitive to doing this in colder weather. I would recommend a suspension inspection by a mobile,...
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Wheel play
Hopefully, the axle nut was properly torqued, using a torque wrench set to Factory Service Manual specifications. That step is very critical to ensuring maximum service life on replacement wheel bearings once installed. If the axle nut was properly installed...
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car making a noise could this be wheel bearing?
Yes, based on the timing and the character of the noise that is a pretty good supposition, that the wheel bearing could be damaged. However, you do mention that you have a new tire. Depending on type or quality of...
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wheel bearings
If the brake line burst due to corrosion (not unusual), that of course would not be caused by a wheel bearing failure. The most common scenario when bearings fail soon after installation occurs when the installer fails to use a...
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Clutch issues 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hi there - it sounds to me like your pilot bearing is seizing. When it starts to seize, it does not allow the transmission input shaft to stop rotating while the engine continues to turn. For the driver, this would...
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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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Why would I need wheel bearings again after only two years on my 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello. The wheel bearings on your car should not wear out that fast. There are a few things that will cause them t wear out prematurely though. If the vehicle is not equipped with the factory wheels then this can...

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