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#1 LukeFranky

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:22 AM

A while ago my wheel bearing got noisy. Bought an OEM bearing and had Midas press the bearings out and in. When I got it back I could feel play in it, but fitted it anyway. Keeping the axle nut tight made the play disappear but months later the play came back and it got to the point the brake disc was rubbing on the brake caliper.

Next I ordered a second hand hub from a wrecker. They said it would be in full working condition, bearing and all. Well the bearing was noisy. They told me it must have sat for too long and offered to send a replacement.

Weeks later the replacement hub turns up. It looks like they replaced the bearing, but guess what... there's play. Very frustrated now.

Before I complain again, please take a look at the video in the link below. This kind of movement isn't normal is it? It should be snug right?

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I now have 3 wheel hubs and none appear to be usable.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

Yep I'd say that is not normal...



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

Looks fine lol

#4 LukeFranky

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

Been told if I fit it the axle nut should pull it in snug... I'm doubtful.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

When I replaced the front bearings on a mate's gen2 years ago I don't remember there being ANY play in the hub. Nice and snug as a new bearing should be.

Use a pin punch and a hammer to gently tap the wheel hub out then work on the bearing being removed from the knuckle/hub assembly.

Install was the reverse of disassembly... But with fresh grease packed into the bearing ;)

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#6 LukeFranky

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

Took the bearing out. This is what I found...

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:57 PM

yeah shes dickered bud


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#8 LukeFranky

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:54 PM

Went out, bought a bearing, got it pressed. Wreckers offered me a refund. Problem solved.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

Doing the otherside too?

I personally do the same to both sides when it comes to the front end...

Glad to hear you got it sorted ;)

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

nah, looks fine </sarc>

 

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:50 PM

If they'd fixed it they would be called 'mechanics', not wreckers.


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