Question about 2002 Mazda Tribute
You are correct in suspecting the front hub bearings, do the following to confirm first, and if needed I can walk you through replacement if you think you are capable of performing the repair yourself.
-Raise the front of the vehicle on a suitable jack so that one of your front tires is completely off the ground.
-Grasp the top and the bottom of the tire and try to wobble the tire and wheel assembly top to bottom, (on a vertical axis). If there is any play whatsoever, replace the bearing. Do the same for the other side.
-If no play was detected, do the following. Take the vehicle for a test drive, while driving approx 45mph, substantially sway the side to side. Does the tone or pitch of the noise change with the direction of the sway? If so, again, the bearings are bad. Write me back with the results of these tests and I will tell you which one to replace. Thanks...
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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