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Wheel bearing or ball joint replacement what are the symptoms for each when worn out

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Wheel bearing is a humming sound and ball joint is a clunking especially over bumps.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering

Hello
Welcome to FixYa
there is a u joint to be replaced on your steering shaft just after the steering shaft
open the hood look down to the steering shaft you will see a small u joint very common to go bad most auto parts stores carry the part
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: How to change ball joints on 1997 2500 4x4 dodge diesel

Not hard, you'll need a special socket to get the axle nut off and getting the bearing out of the spindle is usually a real chore. Since it sounds like the spindle is already out, you might be able to do it in a press.

To get the ball joints out of the spindle, drive them out with a hammer. If you need to get the ball joint out of the axle, strike the axle next to where the ball joint taper is with a large hammer. That will usually distort the axle material enough (for a split second) to let the tappered section loose.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Changing front ball joints on Dodge 2500 2005

can it not be done without removing the hub ?? dont think you can get hub off without removing the track control ball joint?do you have the right tools??

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SOURCE: is a ball bearing the same as a wheel bearing hub

????? This vehicle should be equiped with tapered roller bearings. Ball bearinga are out dated and not used since the 60's. No on the hub assembly, The brgs go into the hub and are replaceable as a seperate part.. $ 500.00? This is a mechanic? Do this, jack up the front end of the vehicle and rotate the wheel to determine if there is a proble. Not ant rough or hanging up of ythe wheel while turning it. Then put one hannd on the top and one on the bottom and push and pull. You are now checking for loose bbearings. Any looseness or roughness is a call to have the wheel and hubs pulled and inspected. 500.00? He is trying to get rid of you by quoting an outrages price. If you accept the estimate he is all the more happier for ripping you off. Take it to another shop and say no more than " Please chk the front end and wheel brgs. DSay no more than that and leaave them to their work. They will call you when they need you. Ask for the old parts if you have them replace or repair.. My estimate. 20 to 30.00 in parts and shop time 1.5 hrs. A reputable shop will show you where,why,and how.the process works..

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i disassemble the hub from the upper ball

HIT with a big Hammer on the side of the ball joint metal, then it come out by itself.

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I replaced my tierod on the passenger front.there is still some play in the left to right there is also a humming sound at speeds 40+mph. it's coming from the hub bearing or ball joint.


Any wear or play in a bush or rod usually gives a 'knock' or causes vibration, not a humming noise.
If there's play in the steering wheel that may be due to a worn steering rack and pinion.

A worn ball joint can cause a 'crack' noise and depending on the wear, vibration that will be felt through the steering wheel. A worn ball joint can also cause the car to pull to one side.

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Applies to 2006 Mazda Mazda3:
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Could be a number of things - you're going to end up checking the entire car.

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b) glove compartment door - loose hinge
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1 Inspect Main (Crankshaft) Bearing - Excessive Bearing Clearance.
1 Inspect Rod Bearing - Incorrect Rod or Main Bearing Clearances.
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5 Inspect Tie Rod End - Worn or Damaged Tie Rod Ends.
6 Inspect Wheel Bearing-Rear - Worn, Dry or Damaged Wheel Bearing.
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1 Inspect U-Joint - Loose, Worn, or Damaged U-Joint.
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