Rear Wheel Bearing

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Fri May 29 12:32:00 PDT 2009


Rumbling noise which changes frequency at different speeds = wheel bearing.
Noise subject to turning/going straight - outer CV joint ( but 
typically front only)

I believe that my experience with a rear bearing failure was 
accelerated by a malfunctioning rear caliper parking brake mechanism 
which created substantially heating to the wheel hub. Of course AFTER 
I rebuilt the rear caliper and fixed the operation of the parking 
brake did I notice the wheel bearing noise....

I ended up removing the rear wheel hub assembly from the car and 
using a 12 ton press to remove and replace the bearing.


At 10:18 AM 5/29/2009 -0600, Mike Miller wrote:
>I think I have a bad rear wheel bearing. Something is noisy when driving
>that gets worse when turning left and is almost gone when turning right. The
>noise has gotten worse the last couple weeks.
>Has anyone changed a rear wheel bearing and if so, how involved is it?
>mike miller
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-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
1991 90Q 20v Q Red
1991 90Q 20v Indigo
1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient) 

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