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Intermittent rumble from front when driving on smooth pavement. Lasts several minutes. Got out and the left front hub is quite warm. Right front is cool. Is it the bearing? Can they be repacked or must it be replaced? Thanks

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  • wgcrawford Apr 18, 2009

    Thanks for your answer. That makes sense. I believe this is beyond my ability after looking at the website you referenced.



    Is there a temporary fix? Such as running backwards to cause the hub to disengage?



    Will running the vehicle cause more damage?



    Can you tell me how much a hub costs? About how many hours will a repair shop charge to replace it?



    Thanks.

  • wgcrawford Apr 19, 2009

    Well, I took the vehicle to my local repair guy and they test drive it and then put it up on a rack and found that the problem is a frozen caliper. It got up to over 500 degrees. So, it needs a new caliper. They want to replace the brake hoses, the rotor, seals, caliper, pads, etc., and estimate the cost for all of that at $675. The vehicle has 146,000 miles on it. I know they are doing it exactly right, but I'm wondering if "everything" needs to be done like they are proposing. Could I get by by just replacing the caliper and nothing else? They said the hoses might need to be replace because they got hot and could be damaged on the inside. The rotor may or may not need to be replaced they said. They will know after they take it apart. They said the rotor was embeded or inside or something like that and wasn't an outside rotor that was easy to replace. By having an inside rotor, they would need to replace seals and repack the bearings as well. Any comments would be appreciated.



    Thanks.

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HI! The bearing can be repacked but its better to be replaced but I dont think that the bearing is the issue here. If the other one is hot while the other is cool then the left brake are stucking up causing it to be warm. The brake piston seal and caliper kits may need replacement for it to loosen up. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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Tell them you want the caliper changed and if it's necessary the pads and rotor.... if you suspect that they are not as honest as they should be ... take it to someone you feel you can trust. the rest that they want to do is unnecessary for a seized caliper.

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Apr 19, 2009

    basically what i'm saying is all you do need is the caliper replaced. there is a chance that the caliper has excessively worn the rotor and pads... so they would need to be replaced... you can ask for the old parts back and examine them.



    if you are satisfied with this solution please rate it ... thanks





    Robert

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    Roberta Smith Sep 04, 2009

    just had a look at the bearing replacement for your vehicle. it appears they can be repacked. be that as it may if it's noisy your best bet would be to replace the bearing.



    robert

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Labor Estimate : $200 (USD)
Hub Part Cost: $125 (as this is a dealer-only part)
Inner Bearing part cost: $30
Outer Bearing part cost: $30
Seals/races/shop cost: $100

You may be able to pick up a good used one on eBay or at your local salvage to save a little on the hub.

You're looking at a $500 job.

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    blueextc3221 Apr 18, 2009

    Driving the vehicle shouldn't have any adverse effects - (its already broken :D )

    You could try going in reverse, and slamming the brakes - but you may also do damage to the braking system doing that.



    Spray it down with a healthy dose of WD-40 and let it sit overnight and see if it helps.

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This car has auto locking front hubs , and probably the front left one is locking up.

What must be done is probably replacing the front left hub, and this is quite a delicate task.You will need to take the axle nut out, then remove three bolts on the back side of the hub and remove the hub assembly to replace it with the new one. That is not that simple as it may look from description when we are talking about an automatic locking hub. See indications on website below.

Click on this article to find some indications.

Get the whole workshop manual if you decide to DIY : Isuzu Trooper Repair Manual - HP, Haynes



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