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Symptoms Of A Bad Wheel Hub Bearing

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Symptoms Of A Bad Wheel Hub Bearing
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The main symptom of bad wheel hub bearing is noises. Common noises are squeaks, chirps, squeals, grinding, growling, moans, whining, etc. These noises are coming from the suspension when the vehicle is being driven. Noise can vary when you turn, depending on the side the worn bearing is on. Noise can vary with the driving speed.

Other symptoms can include tires that wander and loose feeling steering. Another possible indicator of a faulty or worn wheel bearing is a decrease in bearing noise level when applying the breaks.

How to Check for a Bad Wheel Hub Bearing


When you rotate the wheel by hand and experience noise or roughness, it can be an indicator for bad wheel bearing.

Also check the temperate of the hub after 10-15 minutes of drive. The hub portion should be barely warm. If the hub is warm, it can be an indication for bad wheel bearing.

If you have a play (The wiggle room) in your wheel, it can also be an indicator for bad wheel hub bearing.

Dangers

A bearing failure can be dangerous because it may cause the wheel to separate from the vehicle and/or cause a loss of steering control. Be sure to replace your wheel hub bearings with quality replacements! You can find some here!

Usually, a good measure is to replace your wheel hub bearings in pairs. Once one goes, it's about time the other the other needs to be replaced as well.




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