A few days ago I noticed the ABS light came on, also noticed the that I could hear what sounded like a lil louder than normal tire howl, except it wasnt consistant. Kinda like the tires were "wobbling". So I jack it up and sure enought heres a lil play in both tires, Looks like wheelbearings. So I call up NAPA $300 for each bearing unit!! Well ***** that. I found them on the internet last night for $220 a piece. I figured tonight I would pull one of them off and verify thats what the issue was before I spent that ammount of money.
So I thought.
I Was driving to work today and had a slight issue. About the time I got into the middle of town THe hum of the wheel bearings turned into a steel on steel sound
Then Clunk!! more grinding and I'm veering to the right. With the wheel turned to the left as far as I could turn it, I was going straight. No side roads so I kept going. Finnally found a side street and turned in and parked.
Called for a ride. THe wheel bearing unit completely grenaded. Heres what she looked like. Made things kinda interesting at 30-35 MPH
The backside of that housing. Also notice what it did to my rotor?
You can see the new notch carved in my Caliper, from the rotor.
And just a itty bitty tiny bit of the crap that was in there.
Now It looks like the seals on the back of this unit are toast, so I gotta pick them up. The hub assembly was $300. THey had one in stock, the other one will be here tomorrow. The Auto hub was pretty much full of Rust, and chewed up bearings. Probly goona order a set of manual hubs for it. The rotor looks like a beaver got ahold of it. Goona try to pretty it up some with a grinder but I have very little hope on salvaging it.
The other side looks like its damn near to doing the same thing so I'll do the other side as well. What a wonderfull way to start the day.