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Wheel hub bearing

Put three different bearings on front left wheel, as soon as I go the bearing starts grinding and making a noise as if it is bad again. any Ideas?

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Are the bearings new or s/h only uses new ones, and chech the hub for ware on the inner side where the hub goes into the inner bearing as these tend to were and you will have slight play on the inner bearing ... so in affect your load is on the outer bearing and no equal on both make sure that the hub is torqued up to specified torque

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SOURCE: 2001 monte carlo ss. Rear wheel bearings making a grinding noise

It is pretty easy, there is not much labor involved if it has anti-lock brakes in the rear you will also have to un-plug the wire harness attached to hubs.

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier front End Roar

You must replace wheel bearings in pairs to avoid loading the old bearing and, in time ruining your new bearing hub it is possible that you have already damaged the new hub

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SOURCE: grinding noise in front end of 98 malibu the wheel

you got a faulty bearing in your vehicle, tell me dose the noise get louder as u speed up let me know by texting 4195458235 I will be happy to help you at no coast 2 you

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