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Old 06-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing???? Plz help

So here is one for you guys I have a 90 GT and I have replaced the bearing on the front of my car twice already thinking it is that! After a week of having each set in it sounds like the damn bearings are going again! It sounds like there is no grease in there and it is bearing on bearing!! Can some atleast give me a heads up for something! It's not expensive to replace but damn annoying to keep on with! Anything helps!
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Re: Wheel bearing???? Plz help

Make sure the bearings you are buying are "Made in the USA". China made bearings fail with amazing rapidity.
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Tiemekin (spelling?) are good ones
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Tiemekin (spelling?) are good ones
Just finished up a job at an auto parts dealer, and saw a row of "TIMKEN" boxes. Haha.
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Hey thanks I'll have to check those out but I'm still wondering what the noise really is after changing two sets out and she still is making the noise! Could it be anything else ???
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When you changed them out, did the noise stop for a while?
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Hey thanks I'll have to check those out but I'm still wondering what the noise really is after changing two sets out and she still is making the noise! Could it be anything else ???
Caliper sticking causing brakes to drag?
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Hey thanks I'll have to check those out but I'm still wondering what the noise really is after changing two sets out and she still is making the noise! Could it be anything else ???
You didn't knock the outside bearing race off and put it back in did you? May have gotten dirt in it I've knocked it off before

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Oh and you didn't over or under tighten did you?
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Tell us how you installed them? Preload set correct? Did you check for play when you were done?
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Did everything the right way,I had to pack the bearings I checked for play and all was well and they make the noise again I don't understand what the hell the deal is they must just sell junk at advanced auto or something
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Did everything the right way,I had to pack the bearings I checked for play and all was well and they make the noise again I don't understand what the hell the deal is they must just sell junk at advanced auto or something
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Did everything the right way,I had to pack the bearings I checked for play and all was well and they make the noise again I don't understand what the hell the deal is they must just sell junk at advanced auto or something
You had to pack the bearings?
I thought 87 and up used a sealed bearing?
Maybe you have been using the wrong bearings?
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You had to pack the bearings?
I thought 87 and up used a sealed bearing?
Maybe you have been using the wrong bearings?
Yeah I thought they were the slide on hub type
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I checked auto zone for a 90 5.0 and thats what it shows hmmm, I wish Oreillys had a iPhone app
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Nope i believe they started using sealed hubs on 96 on the mustangs so much easier 87 to 95 have the pita bearings you have to pack yourself
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I checked. The 79-93 use the old style bearing and race.The 94-99 use the sealed bearings.


I got it confused from reading about installing 94-95 front spindles and hubs in a 5-lug conversion.
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I checked. The 79-93 use the old style bearing and race.The 94-99 use the sealed bearings.

I got it confused from reading about installing 94-95 front spindles and hubs in a 5-lug conversion.
Yes I have the sealed hub thank god, 5 minutes vs. 30-40
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