[V6-12v] HELP! Front Wheel Bearing Problem
mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 5 07:53:09 EDT 2004
Try the same rocking test with someone applying the
if it still rocks you need a wheel bearing
if it doesnt rock the problem is bush/joint related
My money is on the bearing but Im staggered you
didnt notice the noise
--- Edward Sluis <emsluis at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Help Please!!
> Heres a quick run down of the problem thus far.
> About a month ago I started getting a squeeking
> sound as I drove, it sounded
> just like I needed new brakes. So a couple days ago
> I finally got around to
> picking up some pads and got to work replacing the
> brakes. To my surprise,
> the pads had pleanty of material left. I wasn't
> sure what to do so I just
> cleaned off all the rotors and pads with brake
> cleaner and put the wheels
> back on.
> As I was putting the front passanger side wheel on I
> noticed something odd.
> The car was up on stands and I tightened the lug
> nuts down as much as
> possible before the wheel spun but the wheel still
> seamed loose. I grasped
> it at the top and bottom and found that I could
> easily rock it in and out
> about 1/2 inch at the top of the wheel, the same
> travel was found when I
> tried rocking it side to side. It looked like the
> lug nuts were loose, so I
> lowered the car and torqued the lug nuts down I then
> jacked it back up and
> the wobble was still there.
> I checked the drivers side wheel and that was solid,
> not play at all. But
> the passanger side just seems to wobble around in
> the hub. I looked at the
> hub and bearing area for about an hour and I could
> not figure out how that
> all comes apart. The only bolt I can see is the one
> holding the half shaft
> in the hub.
> Does anyone have any experiance with a problem like
> this? I have stopped
> driving the car since it seems like the wheel is
> about to fall off. Any
> advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks Ed.
> 1992 Audi 100CS (not a quatro)
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