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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.

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One rear wheel warmer than the other, making scraping squeaking noise, started to vibrate when going faster
Hey there. It sounds like the hub may not have been pressed all the way into the bearing on installation. It's an easy mistake to make. Pressing in the hub takes a tremendous amount of force so it's sometimes hard...
Metallic grinding sound - 1999 Dodge Ram
Set live and also sent to CS.
Weird sound when I push the brakes. Replaced my brakes 5 months ago.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. After replacing the brakes on your vehicle, the left side could have the wheel loose on the lug nuts or the wheel hub bearings could be going out. Lift the vehicle up and check...
New axle and bearing in driver's front, now shaking and clicking
Hi, thanks for writing in. CV axles for your van should be done in a shop. They need to be pressed when putting in the new axle. I am sorry to say, but you will need to take you car...
When I go 60 or 70, my truck shakes
Hi, thanks for writing in. If you lift the tire off the ground and can move the tire side to side and top and bottom in and out, then the wheel bearings are bad or loose. If you can only...
Rim too hot
Hello. It sounds like the front wheel bearing or brakes are grinding. The vehicle shouldn't be driven until the front end is checked to find out the reason of the grinding. The wheel bearing is bad or the brakes are...
What is the most common belt pulley bearing to fail?
Hello. In most cases, a worn or faulty bearing will produce a grinding or high-pitched whine. However, if you believe that a bearing may be the cause of your problem, then it is likely a bearing in one of the...
Grinding noise from back of car
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that your vehicle has a wheel bearing that is grinding causing the noise that your are describing. Raise up the vehicle where the rear wheels are off the ground and the front...
After I replaced my center bearing, a knocking sound from under the truck had occurred, and it has been slowly getting worse.
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you have a drive shaft or a half shaft issue. When you get under your car, try moving the axle back and forth. Any play could potentially be your sound. If you...
Regrease the bearing on front & back axles
The front and rear hub bearings are not serviceable and will need to be replaced when they are bad. You can determine they are going bad when you notice a noise that sounds like driving on a road that is...
Information on replacement parts
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are a vast variety of companies out on the market that make aftermarket brake pads and wheel bearings for nearly every car on the market including your Jeep. Just be sure to identify the...
Bearings in AC are making noise , 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
I am not quite clear which bearings or other components you may be hearing. The most likely noises coming from the engine compartment would be the AC compressor clutch bearing and the compressor itself. While the clutch bearing is much...
My AC bearings are making noise - what does this mean?
Hi there. I am not quite clear which bearings or other components you may be hearing. The most likely noises coming from the engine compartment would be the AC compressor clutch bearing, and the compressor itself. While the clutch bearing...
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...
Between timing chain & wheel bearing & starter which is more important to fix first?
Hello. I would repair them in this order given your research (Well done!), and your replacement car plans. First - have the timing chain repair done. It is a bit costly, but the consequence of ignoring it is a trashed...
Rumbling when coasting - 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Hello. A wheel bearing going bad will definitely cause a rumbling or droning sound as you describe. This will generally get worse as you accelerate as more force is exerted on the bearing and it is caused to turn faster....
Loud rough ride coming from the front of car.
Hey there, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. There are many things this may be, ranging from front differential problems to an out of balance tire to bad wheel bearings. For an issue like this I would recommend having a...
Loud noise coming from front part of my car starting at 30 kph
From what you are saying it sounds like you may have a failure in the power steering pump or possibly the belt. If the noise only occurs when the vehicle is moving then it is more than likely a wheel...
My car sounds like it has a bad wheel bearing with a loud banging sound coming from the back area.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The noise could be a loose spare tire or something in the trunk bouncing around. If not, then there could be a lubrication failure in the differential or a loose axle mount. ...
Bad ball joints and wheel bearings
Depending on the severity of this, you should be fine making the drive. Generally, when either the ball joints or wheel bearings catastrophically fail, there is ample warning and plenty of symptoms ahead of time. I would agree with what...

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