Jack the car up so that wheel with the bearing in question is up off the ground. Grab the tire on the top and bottom and rock it back and forth. There should be little or no play back and forth with the tire. If there is then that bearing should be replaced. Usually a bad wheel bearing will make a noise while the car is in motion. The noise may get louder during turns. Also, withe the car jacked up spin the wheel. The beraing may cause clicking noise or rotate in a jerky way. I have seen situations where the symptoms of a bad wheel bearing were not pronounced but the bearing was in very bad shape (split rollers split race. Investigate any symptom promptly. The bearing may cause you to loose a wheel or cause the wheel to not turn! Bad wheel bearings usually make noise while driving, try to listen to your car closely.
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this has to do with the sensor in the wheel bearing, unfortunatly the sensor and wheel bearing are one unit. first you have to find out which wheel bearing it is and then replace it, these can be expensive. I've had to replace both of mine within months of each other. take it to get a diagnostic done they can tell you which bearing it is.hope this helps
Usually when a wheel bearing goes bad, it will begin to make a high pitch noise like a bad humming sound and the sound increases as the speed of the vehicle increases. Take it to a shop and find out if they will check it for you.
Most of the time you can hear a bad wheel bearing but the only 100% sure way to know is to remove the bearing and inspect it.Most of the time you can hear a bad wheel bearing but the only 100% sure way to know is to remove the bearing and inspect it.
If you suspect a flat spot on a tire examine the tire closely. You should be able to see a flat spot. To determine if your car has a bad wheel bearing rotate the wheel. A bad wheel bearing will often make a grinding sound as well as feeling rough as you turn the wheel. A bad wheel bearing may also shake or wiggle. It will also cause a car shaking problem.
a humming sound usually heard on cornering, if heard when going left, its the right bearing and vice versa
The way to tell if you have a bad wheel bearing is when you are driving and go into a hard corner. The wheel that is on the inside of the corner stops making a humming noise. I just replaced my Driver Rear bearing on my 2004 VW Gti
As with any bearing going bad it would growl and the noise would increase with speed.
remove wheelremove cv shaft nutremove brake caliper and rotorremove bolts retaining bearing to spindleknock hub bearing out of spindle with big hammerreverse order to install new hub bearing
A growl or rumble that changes pitch when you turn left or right would be a wheel bearing going bad. A bad strut would allow that corner of the car to bounce too much.
You'll hear a noise similar to...cats fighting? if a wheel bearing is going bad. Also, the car will tend to pull to the bad bearing side, if it's a front bearing. If you're hearing noises that aren't "cats fighting" yet, touching the suspected wheel (under any hubcap) with a wet rag (since it could be very hot), right after stopping, then checking temp of rag, can indicate a wheel bearing failure.
If a bearing is bad, You will hear a whining noise from the bad bearing. Try to listen if it is up front or back. The noise will get louder as you go faster. Turn left and right to determine what side the bad bearing is on. If you turn left and the noise gets louder, the right bearing is bad, turn right and the noise gets louder, the left bearing is bad.
You can tell whitch wheel is bad because if you turn to that direction you will feel that one side is leaning down more than the other actually you can use a car jack, and jack up a side, and put your hand on the top of the wheel and bottom of the wheel and try to rock it, if it rocks then the bearing in loose or bad, and you can spin the wheel and if it hard to spin or makes a gring noise then it is bad. some times the axle bolt can be loose check that too.
When you take your hands off the steering wheel with the car moving and it goes to the left or right quickly.
If your Geo Prizm is stuck in park and will not shift, the transmission is locked up. It will need to be serviced.
Any number of things can cause a steering wheel to shake back and forth. It could be a bad wheel bearing indicating a wheel is about to fall off. It could be a bad tire or bushing. Without checking it out personally, I can't tell.
I just had one replaced on my 98 Malibu i took it to the shop because it was starting to handle bad around corners Bad wheel bearings usually make noise. Bearings don't usually just 'go out' they progressively get nosier and worse. If your bearings are making noise, you should have a mechanic check them out.
You'd have to tell us exact year and model. Most American front wheel bearings cost anywhere between 35 -50 to buy and in a front wheel drive can take up to 3 hours to replace. In unpowered front wheel, usually about an hour.
You can tell if the main thrust bearing is bad by simply checking out the oil. If you notice little metal particles, chances are the thrust bearing has spoiled.
Look underneath for a drive shaft that goes from the transfer case to the front axle. If it has one, it is four wheel drive.
Look above the wheel and if it looks like a huge spring that its struts if it looks like a tube then it shock absorbers..If your unsure go to autozone.com and it will tell you
you should be able to isolate a bad wheel bearing by having the vehicle on a lift or if at home jacks to lift front first then rear of vehicle and feel for top and bottom of tire movement and then spin each wheel and listen for a metallic scrub sound. a good bearing will be quiet. If need be remove brake calipers and pads at each wheel to elimnate being fooled by brake pad normal scrub noise as wheel is spun. good luck!
The bearing size is stamped into each bearing halve.
Most likely either your brake pads are worn or you have a wheel bearing going out. Hard to tell without knowing more specific details of the squeaking, conditions it occurs under, etc.
to tell u the truth you are better off buying a new boot from a junk yard to put on then messing with the bearings