Question about 1997 Toyota Camry
I have a 1997 Toyota Camry and the front right tire is making a terrible noise when I drive it. I believe that one of the bearings has gone bad and would like to replace it, or at least get a better look at the problem. Is there anything I need to know or should be able to recognize when I begin this repair?
First of all you have to verify that it is the wheel bearing and not some thing else. Sometimes it is just the steel baking plate making contact with the brake rotor. Sometimes it could be a faulty brake pad causing the problem. Or even just brake pads stuck in the mounting brackets by rust. Proper diagnosis will actually save you money in the long run.
If it is the bearing it is a job for a shop with the proper tools to get the job done properly or you will have problems later with premature bearing failure in the near future.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
It is a bit of a job. You need to remove the the axle nut, caliper and rotor and seperate the tie rod and balljoint from the steering knuckle. Then undo the two strut bolts. The wheel bearing is pressed into the hub and will be difficult to remove with out a press of some sort. Either way the bearing is removed and installed one way. There will be a large snap ring you will need to remove and then the unit will press out the side you removed the ring from. You may be able to rent a press or a kit that allows you to skip a few steps, but if you have a vise, a large hammer and an extension and large socket you should be able to force it out. But not rcommended for install. Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 04, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Sep 16, 2012 | 2007 Toyota Camry
Mar 04, 2011 | 1997 Toyota Camry
Feb 25, 2011 | 2000 Toyota Camry
Sep 12, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry
May 26, 2009 | 1999 Toyota RAV4
Apr 19, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Camry
Mar 05, 2009 | 2008 Hyundai Elantra
Jun 30, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
1,101 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!