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Re: kia 2001 magentis noise in front
Sounds like the bearing might be going out in the hub assembly. You can replace the bearing itself, but it takes special tools and an arbor or hydraulic press. Most folks just replace the whole hub assebbly with the new bearing already in it. Cost is just over $100. US for the part, and labor should be about one hour. it is a fairy easy DIY repair using basic shop tools. Good luck.
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There is a new service bulletin for a thicker run channel for the drivers side. I got mine fixed yesterday. Its better though not 100%. Definitely bring to dealer and have them do it. Techline at Kia knows about it.
check new spark plugs for proper gap.
It may have gotten hit when installing it.check coils second for resistance/firing. sometimes one bank will work fine and the other side will misfire-always replace all together or as a unit. Check
engine for compression if problem pre existed
and check for low compression. if 1 cylinder
has 120 psi and two havepsi below 90 you may have
a cracked head or bad head gasket.
typically, this sounds like a wheel bearing. To test, the noise can often be altered by accellerating /decelerating, and more evident by turning the vehicle.
The truning process is to put load on one side, then the other. if the right side has a damaged bearing, for example, the noise would be noticibly altered (less in this case) when turning to the right. Load would be slightly less. Testing speed in the area of 25 to 35 mph.