Had brakes replace along with rotors.Front wheels are making a whining noise,bought new tires also,still makes noise. If bearings ,do I have to buy the complete hub assembly to replace bearings? Is this the problem,car has210000 on it.
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I would have the front wheel bearing adjustment checked first as if they are loose the rotor will be rubbing on the pads and the vibration will be wheel wobbling on the loose bearings Unless you replaced the bearings with new ones then they will fail especially if the adjustment was too tight and too much grease was used.
New bearing is actually good? Take wheel off of the ground, vehicle in neutral and rotate the wheel by hand and see that there are no problems with the bearing, CV Axle, or the brakes. And put some pressure on the bearing as much as you can to make sure it is not binding itself.
More than one bearing has been damaged during installation. I now own a 10 ton press and keep it in my basement for the next time I have to replace my bearings. Thank goodness I always buy in pairs.
Here's to hoping you just identified your problem.
If not, then: Have someone turn the wheel in both directions while watching the CV Axle at both ends, to make sure it isn't the problem.
One more issue: Swap your tires front to rear, and rear to front, and drive to see if your noise changed locations, indicating a tire or wheel problem.
If everything you just checked is working properly, then you know what's next.
Hello, Most likely you have broken Emergency brake pads trapped inside the inner rear Rotor or drum. There is also a possibility that a rear wheel bearing has collapsed especially if you have heard a whining noise while driving.
Since the Sable is a Front-wheel drive vehicle, the rear wheels have few parts. This will not cost as much to fix. The rear rotor/drum will need to be removed and the defective parts replaced. The rear rotor/drum will probably be bad along with needing pads or bearings.
The other rear wheel should be checked for damage too. I hope my solution is helpful to you.
Look through the openings in your front wheels and look at the front rotors-are they gouged up? You are probably running metal-to-metal, pads to rotors. Chances are real good your rotors will have to be replaced along with new pads, but if you catch it early enough you might be able to have them machined, although nowadays that is hardly easy to get done and the savings usually is not as significant as it once was.
The only thing that can cause a whining noise in that area is a bad wheel bearing. The bearing in yours is a large double set of rollers that is fairly strong. As such, it's possible that if one roller is bad it can make noise without the bearing becoming loose or binding. When checking on a lift there is no load on the bearing and therefore it may be difficult to hear the noise. The bearing is pressed into a hub assembly that is replaced as a unit. New they are around $200 used are far less ($40-$50). If you want to do the job yourself, you need to remove the wheel, brake caliper, rotor and axle. The hub is bolted in from the backside. It's time consuming but not that difficult. You will need a chilton or haynes manual for the specifics and if you get stuck along the way, ask and I can help.
There are a couple of things to cause metallic sounds when turning. First thing, is if it's a clicking sound when you turn, then you have a cv joint going bad. It's usually more prominent when moving in reverse, however it can happen just as well while moving forewards. Secondly, if it's more of a grinding or scraping noise, we have a couple of options. The sound could be coming from the brakes, if they're worn or have grit stuck in them, or it could be bad bearings in the front wheel hub. The wheel hub has a tendency to making a whining noise when driving; usually most easily heard when driving past buildings. They can also allow the tire/wheel to present the appearance of leaning when looking at it. If bad enough, it can even rub on the brake caliper, or cause the disc brake rotor to wear out the brake pads prematurely. So, to recap:
CV joints, if a clicking sound
brakes or wheel hub bearings if grinding or whining sound.
first check condition of discs and pads if all is good drive and pull up handbrake slowly to see if its the handbrake shoes making the noise if still a problem will most probably be rear wheel bearings