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Old 06-28-2010, 10:42 PM
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I don't think your issue is a bearing issue. if you hear it only when you turn or parking, it sounds more like a linkage issue in the suspension i.e. tirerod etc.. if its a bearing you would hear it constantly as soon as you pick up speed
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thanks lebahawk. i think you are right.
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Ok finally done, replaced the front left bearing and the hub, It was a great learning experience to change it took me a couple days because the dealer did not have the hub in stock so had to wait for the following day to complete but most important that the noise is gone Battery went dead as well so had to replaced the battery also. Truck is back on the road now !
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Ok finally done, replaced the front left bearing and the hub, It was a great learning experience to change it took me a couple days because the dealer did not have the hub in stock so had to wait for the following day to complete but most important that the noise is gone Battery went dead as well so had to replaced the battery also. Truck is back on the road now !
Nice job lebahawk.Did you use the B90 tool afterall?What was the hardest thing you found when replacing the hub/bearing?
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:49 AM
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You can normally diagnose a bearing by going around a corner. The tone or pitch of the noise will change when doing this as the weight of the truck will move to the other side of the car.
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Nice job lebahawk.Did you use the B90 tool afterall?What was the hardest thing you found when replacing the hub/bearing?
Thanks for the input
I was planning on using it but I couldn't find a store where I can rent one... so I end up using the slide hammer that i rent it from Auto zone to pull the hub from the old bearing, and I used the universal bearing puller discs that I also bought from harbor freight to pull the old bearing and install the new one.... the tough part was re-installing the axle back into the hub it was pain it took lots of hammering on a 2x4 block! but I had to hammer it enough so i would be able to install the axle nut back on. It wasn't that bad over all but you need to have some patience as your doing it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:04 AM
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You can normally diagnose a bearing by going around a corner. The tone or pitch of the noise will change when doing this as the weight of the truck will move to the other side of the car.
I agree that was one thing I did when driving at 35 mph or so and start it rotating the steering wheel to the left and to the right and you would hear the noise go away when the weight is transfered to the good side.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:07 AM
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this is the link of the tools that i used
FWD Front Wheel Bearing Adapters

17 Piece Heavy Duty Slide Hammer Kit
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:37 AM
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Thanks Lebahawk,
Thats great input which will give confidence to many here to do the same job.
I have mates that work for BMW dealer and even they have difficulty even with specific tools and they also have to hammer it.
So ,if anyone is going to have to hammer anything in my X,I prefer to be me

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Old 07-11-2010, 05:41 AM
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Did you use loctite or similar glue when you applied bearing to hub?
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