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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:07 pm 
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Hey guys, I think I've had this issue for a while now, but it esculated today.

For some time I've had mild vibrations at the front wheels, especially rolling along on the m1 downhill at about 100km/h, a sort of groaning, grinding noise from the front.

Anyway, steering is getting pretty bad, and took the car to mechanic last week and he took it for a drive. It has increasingly bad vibrating in the front end now and my mechanic thinks it is ball bearings.

Tonight I was on the m1 driving home and I had to take the Springwood exit because there was some horrible metal crunching and scratching noises coming from the front left.

I pulled into a petrol station and this is what I saw. Never seen it on my wheel before, and it felt fresh. Was a black, greasy substance.

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Does this scream of ball bearings?

My car is going in on Thursday morning, what should I expect to pay to get the ball bearings done?

Cheers in advance.

Also, I may have a spotted, lol. I was driving home from the Hyperdome after getting fuel, and on Rosalea Street, Shailer Park I drove by a grey EF/EL Fairmont with it's lights on and cornering lamps on also (I was driving the the same lights on). Was kinda weird, lol, anyone here?

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:11 pm 
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Sounds like your wheel bearings mate. Jack it up and grab the wheel and give it wobble. If it moves heaps they either need adjusting or they're shagged. If they are making horrible noises I wouldn't be driving it too far at all.

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:17 pm 
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I put a thread in the tech docs forum ("front brake overhaul" or something like that) that included how to do the bearins and prices.

btw - they are not ball bearings, they are roller bearings.

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:26 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
I put a thread in the tech docs forum ("front brake overhaul" or something like that) that included how to do the bearins and prices.

btw - they are not ball bearings, they are roller bearings.



They are "Tapered roller bearings"......Timkens are the best.....they invented them.

 

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