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How to check front bearings on 2000 kia sportage

There is a rubbing noise coming from the drivers side front wheel. Put new brakes on and it still does it, how do i check my bearings

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  • angelmcnelly Oct 24, 2008

    the noise is loud enough that you can hear it at any speed. Tapping on the brakes and turning the steering wheel doesn't change it. It's not a constant droning noise,it does it then stops for a few minutes then starts right back up.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    2002 trailblazer ,I have a grinding sound I think its my wheel bearings but I dont know how to check them or repair them myself

  • poder2203 Mar 09, 2009

    hi there, i took my car to the mechanic and he replaced my axle, bearings, rotor and pad after that the noise was gone but a few weeks later the noise was back. I saw that everything is brand new but is the same sound ? can you help please.

  • gallodominic Apr 01, 2009

    whenever i get to about 25 mph it makes a grinding sound and i have been told it could be a bearing or the transmision but my car shits just fine if anyone has any idea i am hardly on the computer so please give me a call if you do some machnic work on the side i would be more than happy to pay if the problem could be fixed for a decent price 480 406 5624 or even if you have a good thought about it please let me know

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    oil light comes on when you put foot brake pedle

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    oil warning light comes on when you put your foot on brake pedle

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    hello,i have had a new wheel bearing put on.won`t slide on axle`but slides on if you turn it around and slide it in backwards.can the center spline part been put in backwards?



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Hi there, there are two ways to check your bearings, 1, is to jack up the vehicle so the wheel is free of the ground and to check for any play or roughness in the bearing by spinning the wheel, if the bearing is worn then you will hear a droning noise, 2 is to drive along a quiet road, at a speed where you can hear the noise, gently turn the steering from left to right so the vehile load is being shifted from one side to the other, if you have a wheel bearing fault the noise's pitch will alter,hope this helps

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