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 Post subject: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Hello again,

I'd like to know if any bearings on front or rear wheels are worn or suspect.

How do I go about checking to see if they are still good?

I am not familiar with Ford AU Series II vehicles, I use to have a leyland marina that was less complex to work on and much easier to detect worn bearings.

Any help on this topic would be welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:45 am 
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the fronts will make a horrid noise when f**k

to check
jack the front up safely with axle stands and remove the front wheels

spin the hub if it makes a noise replace
the wheel bearings are part of the hub you cannot re grease/re pack them them :(

should spin nice and smooth/easy

 

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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 am 
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Thanks for that.

I did notice the bearing hub (the part which has the studs) did move independently a bit from the disc, this is on the passenger's side. On the driver's side it was stationary, could not be moved independently.

Is this normal ?

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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:29 pm 
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It's not normal to have movement up and down in a falcon bearing of that time. Another way to check for noise/wear is to jack the car up wheels attached and spin the wheels, place your hand on the base of the strut spring seat and if you feel large vibrations u know ones worn out. There are other tests u can do but if ur still unsure go to a Pedders store they'll sort u out
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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:53 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
Thanks for that.

I did notice the bearing hub (the part which has the studs) did move independently a bit from the disc, this is on the passenger's side. On the driver's side it was stationary, could not be moved independently.

Is this normal ?

Cheers

yep they are known as "floating discs"- the wheel keeps them square when in place.
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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Ok, Thanks very much for your assistance.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Checking for worn or wheel bearing noise AU Series II
Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:33 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
jack the front up safely with axle stands and remove the front wheels

spin the hub if it makes a noise replace


Another way of checking is to raise the car, position at 12 and 6 on the road wheel and try to rock it.

 

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