For parts, you will need new wheel bearings, the inner and outer oil seal. Do not drive crazy or cause the car to spin out, just sway it gently. Want the best online repair manual? Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement By If you hear funny sounds from the rear of the car, and cannot see where the noise is coming from, you may have a rear wheel bearing failure like I did. Should your wheel bearings become damaged or too worn to function, it will greatly impact the operation of your , , or other Volkswagen. This will cause the corresponding tire to have abnormal tire wear compared to the others. I left mine connected to the differential but separated it from the hub.
Brake discs are recommended to always be changed in pairs. Login This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service. There is more resistance when the wheel has a heavy bearing. This makes it easier to loosen the lug bolts. Recently I had some pretty bad shaking. Rubicon Project This is an ad network.
I had to carefully with a dremel cut some grooves along the width of the race, to give a bearing puller something to sit into, and pulled them off, both hubs! Wheel hubs can be damaged by curbs or potholes. These bearings are made to last for many years without needing to be replaced. Notice whether the noise gets louder or softer. Most wheel bearings manufactured today are sealed. And tell them you are chasing a noise. My concern is that the hub will have to be replaced as well, because that will be more expensive. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.
HubPages Google Analytics This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. A faulty wheel bearing can exhibit a few warning signs. The kit 8L part number above is for a different style of drive shaft that requires a bolt, supplied in the kit. This will require a small and a large torque wrench. The front wheels do appear to sit at a slight angle,more than what I would expect. On my way to my grandson's Christmas eve mass I turned the corner and this loud scraping metal sound coming from the rear of the car.
Remove the clips and pull the axle out. Now install back the abs sensor using a 5mm allen wrench. There are certain symptoms you can look for which indicate bad wheel bearings or a mechanic will be able to tell you if you have any wheel bearings that need to be replaced when taking your car in for regular maintenance. Pattern parts failed at 9 months and 18 months for me. Use a snap ring remover, and remove the snap ring from the other end. This is where an air gun comes in handy. They help wheels spin fast with as little friction as possible.
Let me know if you have more questions. The exact cost will depend on the prices of your local repair shop and the make and model of your vehicle. Google Maps Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. Wheel bearings are used in both the front wheels and the back wheels. You will need a 10mm metric allen socket. Many dishonest mechanics will tell you that all need to be replaced or both on the same axle.
Don't let the tool touch a moving part, or it could fly up and hit you. A very sturdy facility for jacking the car up. If you can't get the lug bolts loose, try using a breaker bar or your leg to increase leverage. You were totally right, once the Firestone re-replaced the one they had done 6 months ago the noise was gone. I don't think it impairs driving, but it's so loud it makes you think your wheel might fall off if you cut it too deep.
Water that penetrates a sealed bearing will also destroy it. There are also open recalls on the male model 2010 cx7. While this is a typical symptom of bad brake rotors or calipers, the actual cause may be the wheel bearings themselves because of the excessive amount of runout which they cause. For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section. The front end is tight and no slope in the steering.