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Wheel bearings

What does a wheel bearing sound like when it goes out this is a 2wd 98.
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a loud howling noise
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Ok its prolly loose then because i have this strange noise. it sound like somebody VERY LIGHTLY clanking a chain together.
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well if it is loose i would go ahead and replace them, not to hard to do, u can buy one of those nifty bearing race pusher from summit for the cheap
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Mine went out a little while ago and along with the howling , there was also some popping or as well as some "binding" when turning (kind of like if you ever had 4x4 on dry pavement...) It's pretty easy to fix, at least worth looking at.
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Mine went out a little while ago and along with the howling , there was also some popping or as well as some "binding" when turning (kind of like if you ever had 4x4 on dry pavement...) It's pretty easy to fix, at least worth looking at.
Thank you thats the EXACT same thing mine is doing exept they are not howling but they are binding full left lock and popping
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How long can i go like this at least unitl i get a couple bills
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Not long, in fact if the wheel is locking up in any way you are damn lucky it hasn't seized up while you are driving.
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Get your bearings replaced asap they are something you don't wanna **** around with.
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really depends on how brave you are. in theory the unit bearings shouldn't come apart. if its a roller bearing then you better get it done quick because you can ruin your spindle. good way to check if your bearing is bad is jack the front end up and grab the tire a 12 and 6 (top and bottom) and wiggle it to see if there is play which there should be none if their is tighten them or replace them. thats it
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really depends on how brave you are. in theory the unit bearings shouldn't come apart. if its a roller bearing then you better get it done quick because you can ruin your spindle. good way to check if your bearing is bad is jack the front end up and grab the tire a 12 and 6 (top and bottom) and wiggle it to see if there is play which there should be none if their is tighten them or replace them. thats it
His are the tapered roller bearings so yah they can fry those spindles. I would replace them asap.
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take car of it now and dont wait, i heard the noise, and didnt hear it all weekend, then sunday night, i heard the sound, when thigns just go lose, and who all has heard this sound knows exactly what i am talkin about, and well i had to watch my right frnt tire go rolling across the street
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Well, i had them packed and now i cant tell if it is the tires or the bearings but something is still humming sounds like a mud tire going down the road.
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take car of it now and dont wait, i heard the noise, and didnt hear it all weekend, then sunday night, i heard the sound, when thigns just go lose, and who all has heard this sound knows exactly what i am talkin about, and well i had to watch my right frnt tire go rolling across the street
Ouch, what did you have to replace
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after to much wear. they WILL come apart and disentigrate! happened to mee not to long ago.. also excessive heat from braking can affect them. the wheel seized going 35 mph and ruined the spindle... no bueno!
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They sound similar to the 93-09's.......ROFL
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