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 Post subject: BA Falcon, Hub or not the Hub.
Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:44 pm 
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Me BA is makin a 'Brrrrrr' noise which is consistant with road speed, not engine speed. I've had a few guys tell me that it sounds like a wheel bearing, but as the HUBs on a BA are a once piece unit, I don't want to replace them unless Im totally sure that is the problem part.

The noise starts around 30kph, starts to resonate around 60-70kph. If I turn to the right, the noise dies down and almost disappears, to the left gets louder. It tends to disappear under braking also, but not much.

At first I was told the noise could be coming from out on alignment wheels, and when I got them lined up my guy said they were fully toed out.

Does this sound like it could 'definatly' be the wheel bearings???

If so, I was going to do this myself... is it done like dis:
* remove brake caliper
* remove caliper bracket
* remove disc
* undo center hub nut (How do I do this one with minimal tools????)
* replace the hub

Sorry about the novel, any help is always appreciated!

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 5:49 pm 
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should only have to replace the wheel bearing not the hub that would be expensive
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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 6:07 pm 
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No
with BA's the wheel bearing and hub are one piece,
you will need a bloody good rattle gun slim chance doing it by hand!

Jack the car up and spin the wheel you suspect - see if the noise is definantly from there

How many kms has your car done?

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:55 pm 
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Its done 78k....

I don't have a rattle gun, what else could I use?

Maybe a long breaker bar???

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:33 pm 
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hmm - from memory they were on pretty damn tight!

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 2:09 pm 
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nah easily done with breaker bar, i've done 3 different cars, au2 and 3's, with just a small bar and extension on the end, will need the correct size socket however 36mm from memory. not 100%on this.

and unless you can get aftermarket hub real cheap go with genuine, my experience is they are of a much better quality.

and remove the caliper and bracket as one so much easier.

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 5:24 pm 
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305nm is the tension to do the hub up to... also with BA's its a bit hard to tell which side the sound is coming from while driving as it resonates accross the K frame, i had one at work the other day that i woulda sworn was the left hand side, turned out to be the drivers one...
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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 6:37 pm 
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Okay, thanks guys... givin me a bit more confidence in doing it myself... it doesn't seem too hard.

I'll let yas know how I go.

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:15 pm 
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Just a follow up...

Ended up paying $137 each for a pair of front Hubs and $30 each for the hub nuts from Ford. (which is suprising since Repco quoted me $204 p/hub)

Just took it to a mechanic and got them to do it... both sides were fooked.

Very quite now... I almost miss the noise.

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon, Hub or not the Hub.
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:21 pm 
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both sides were buggered at 78k ?
Snap, better do mine....... just clicked 100k
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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon, Hub or not the Hub.
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:58 pm 
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mine are now shagged.. "BRRR" soo much can "Feel" the humming "BRRR" through the sterring wheel..
158,000km..

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon, Hub or not the Hub.
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:37 pm 
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5 YEAR DIG HUH. nice.
they are relatively ezy to replace.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon, Hub or not the Hub.
Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:54 am 
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Yeah dude, not hard at all... thinking back now and watching the mechanic do it, he just had a breaker bar and did the job in less than 10 minutes.

Sold the BA a few years ago, back to an EL... just did a check of the front bearings this weekend.

"shes old, but she'll hold."

 

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