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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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Front wheel bearing needs replacing
Anytime a bearing is bad and you continue to drive on that bearing you are taking a chance of damaging additional components like hub assemblies, brake rotors, ABS sensors and axles. I would recommend having a mobile mechanic like one...
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Brakes, rotors, or something else?
This is a common symptom of a wheel bearing(s) failing. 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...
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Shaving metal noise at acceleration, at low rpms on 1 2 3 gear 2001 Chrysler
Hello - I suspect you have a failing bearing in your transmission. If your car is rear-wheel drive, the bearing would likely be on the transmission countershaft. For a front-wheel drive car, it could have several names, but accomplishes the...
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I hear a growling sound coming from the front driver side. I believe it's the bearing. Should I consider repacking or replacing?
Hello, the noise you hear could be a front hub bearing. The hub bearing is serviced as a complete unit assembly. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic Technician can come to your location to inspect this noise. Please look...
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I hear an abnormal noise from front driver's side wheel. It sounds like a wheel bearing but not sure.
A wheel bearing noise can be different between vehicles as some designs may vary a little. The most common is a roaring noise that may change when going around turns. It may be louder going in one direction or the...
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Loud turns after driving awhile
If the whining noise is occurring as you turn the steering wheel, it could be the power steering pump failing and/or the drive belt on the pump is loose, worn, or glazed. Such noises are never "normal" and are not...
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Brakes frozen, bad wheel bearing?
This may be a stuck brake caliper which may cause a bit of brake drag. Sometimes when this happens, it may be just one caliper on one side which will be noticed by the fact that the truck may pull...
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Noisy grinding sound when turning wheels left or right
This is a common sign of worn out wheel bearings. Bearing noise can sound a lot like a brake pad dragging or grinding. It can also sound like whirring, whining or humming depending on how much sound deadening material your...
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Grinding/Loose part front right tire RAV 4, Whats the issue?
This may suggest you have wheel bearings going out. 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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Popping noise when I turn my 1999 ford expedition
This sounds like you may have wheel bearings that are going out. 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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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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My car started to make a howling noise. A service center said it needs a new driveshaft i.e. Propeller shaft. There is no vibration.
Hi there. Your vehicle has CV shafts that drive the wheels. A howling noise is more of a wheel bearing grinding sound. Raise up the vehicle and rotate all 4 wheels and listen to there sounds. If a wheel is...
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Tinny sound inside rear of the vehicles engine on the driver side.
Hi there. The sound that you are hearing is a connecting rod bearing that is worn, loose, or damaged. Remove the oil and oil pan to the engine. You can remove the connecting rod bearings one at a time with...
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Can a poorly installed wheel bearing cause extensive damage when driven on?
Hi there: It's highly unlikely that the installation of a wheel bearing causes mechanical damage that the mechanic has listed above. Typically those components (Axle shaft leaking, steering knuckle, lower ball joint, lower control arm, front strut) are not touched...
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My car broke down and won't move.
Hi there. There are several things that could cause your vehicle to not move, however, with the loud clinking noise the transmission has something that broke in it. Is seems that either a bearing inside the transmission failed and has...
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Smoke from engine and checked with nearby line lube express in petrol station. They said it's a problem with AC compressor bearing.
Hi there. The seal on the compressor to the air conditioning system has a leak and caused the oil and refrigerant to leak out of the compressor. The bearings on the compressor shaft are lubricated with the oil in the...
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Instructions on how to replace a rear wheel bearing
The bearing is contained within a unitized hub assembly that is bolted to the knuckle. The entire assembly is replaced (i.e., bearing with hub). A calibrated torque wrench has to be used because the axle retaining nut has to be...
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My car is making a crunching noise, even rolling in neutral. More so on uneven ground.
A hard grinding noise especially when braking is generally a sign there is a bad wheel bearing or there may be metal on metal contact on the brake rotor from a completely worn brake pad. If the grind is bad...
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Rattling sound coming from the front tires
Hi there: Usually a small rattle while driving slow is caused by a loose component such as strut dust boots and foam insulator, wheel center caps, plastic inner fenders and splash guards that have come loose. In many cases it...
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Would a faulty front main bearing seal drop oil pressure to the hydraulic lifters?
Hi there. Lifters will tap if there is no pressure to them causing a gap or if the lifters are out of adjustment. Put on a mechanical oil pressure gauge to the engine and check for oil pressure. If there...

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