It,s probebly that the knot that holds the bearing in plase is being plased too tight, It,s the oldest trick in the book... this way you will have return about every two or tree months to get it fixed, and so the mechanic can keep eating.
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In order to remove the front wheel bearings without press hub off the bearing and then the bearing out of the knuckle. To do the first step need a a Support Bridge.It is a special tool. Make bridge and use a general bearing pulled kit to replace bearings. use a "Front Wheel Drive Bearing Removal Adapters Puller Pulley Tool Set Kit" .To replace the bearing, remove front CV shaft taking care not to move the CV shaft too far out .
yes the loud road noise would be a front wheel bearing i check these by jacking the car and on stands then spin wheel by hand and other hand hold on the strut spring when feel a hard drag or meatlal to meatal feel that is the bad wheel bearing good luck
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE BAD LF WHEEL BEARING..JACK UP FRONT OF VEHICLE..BLOCK REAR WHEELS..PUT TRANSFER CASE IN NEUTRAL,SPIN EACH FRONT WHEEL BY HAND WITH OTHER HAND ON COIL SPRING..YOU SHOULD FEEL ROUGHNESS IN SPRING ON SIDE THAT HAS BAD BEARING..IT IS A HUB/BEARING ASSEMBLY
sounds like a possible wheel bearing issue or brake pad issue!!! i would definatly have this looked at, but in the meantime, make sure that it isnt just a backing plate contacting the rotor ...hope this was helpful!!
My opinion, not a good car. But that is a different story. It would be easiest to bring the car in for an alignment. The technician will tell you what the car needs to do the alignment. But if you want to do it yourself then you will need to inspect all the steering componants (tie-rods,struts, lower ball joint, wheel bearings, brakes, wheels, tire wear,tread pattern, and tire pressure, and lug nuts (loose or overtightened). Good luck.