Yep, kind of hard to tell over the internet. Is it worth contacting my local Ford dealer to see if it can still be done? This means the bearing doesn't get lubricated during the normal grease and lube routine because it is a sealed bearing. It never hurts to stop in at the stealership, as a loner car should be included in you warranty. Its only one side and I have replaced the bearing 4 times now going on my 5th. Nothing really special happened with this, it was as straight-forward as any other bearing replacement, it just urkes me that this bearing went out at such a relatively low-milage. I will get both sides done and have the rear pads replaced at the same time. Drum brake systems use brake shoes, brake drums, and a wheel cylinder that pushes the shoes outward into the drum.
It never hurts to stop in at the stealership, as a loner car should be included in you warranty. Update from Dec 29, 2015 : So, I was wrong about the bearings. I guess now i will have to change that bearing since its making noise? I might of gotten some water in to the bearing when washing the drum brake as one of the cylinders was leaking hence why i had to fix the brakes in the first place. As a former multiple Pontiac owner, I feel I may be an expert on wheel bearings. Thanks sounds likely to be bearing related, however you can get them replaced for £35 from the dealer someone just got this done, there is a thread somewhere that I have only just replied in. Anyways I found this very helpful for those guys out there doing the brakes and messing around with the hub nut and all that there is an easier way to get to the brakes without taking the central bearing nut off check out these links the 4 bolts on the backing plate can be removed allowing the removal of the drum and hub together! Each unit is made from tough and premium components for maximum durability. It's not me or any passengers so I am looking at replacing the rear wheel bearings.
Disc brake systems use brake rotors and pads along with a caliper that presses the pads into the rotor. I realize that it may be the big, wide Goodyear Eagles I'm hearing, but it really sounds more like wheel bearing noise. This information is subject to change. The tires really don't make too much noise unless you're cranking the steering wheel all the way over on certain surfaces while the car isn't moving. For a complete brake job, visit O'Reilly Auto parts for the brake pads, rotors, shoes or drums you need for your repair.
The place I went to is Central Auto Supplies, places in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough etc, good quailty bearing as well, I did fit some poor quality units but they didn't seem too good. I was just doing the rear brakes on my girlfriends 2005 ford focus where the bearings are mounted in the drum brake. So, I was out in my grandmothers '06 Focus sedan. Did i muck something up? This is an exact replacement to your original factory piece. Had to get an alignment to fix. It's annoying because it shakes hard and I'm afraid if it exceeds a certain speed, it might slake hard enough to throw us off the road! I will get both sides done and have the rear pads replaced at the same time. Mine also smooth and noiseless under all other conditions I discovered the source of the noise.
Took the tires off and saw that they were fine. Couldn't tell until I got home and checked with a gauge. Another thing as you say is pressing them out, I tried, couldn't do it but gave a local independent garage £15 and he pressed bearings in and out for both hubs. The same is true of brake drums. We procrastinated waaaay too long on doing this, it started getting so loud you could hear it with the radio on still.
Then drove directly to a local garage with a good reputation and agreed a price £50. Some dealers may still have a loaner but a lot don't except for the certain warranty coverage. We were saying that it had to be the wheel bearing because there was a problem with another focus my friend had. The third time I paid a ford dealership to fix it and align the car which wasn't cheap. One of the bearings a month later which is now! As a former multiple Pontiac owner, I feel I may be an expert on wheel bearings. When I drove off the lot a couple of weeks ago, I assumed that the dealer had inflated the tires to the correct pressure. You can save a great deal of money by taking care of the repair in your own driveway or garage.
When your brakes squeal or grind or you feel your vehicle shaking or pulsing when braking, you may need to replace your brake pads or shoes. Does the bearing need to be pressed out? I had mine come on for one tire being two psi below range and got the tire warning light while driving. Supply this new AutoTrust Platinum Wheel Hub to your trusted mechanic! I bought a digital pressure gauge on Saturday, and checked the tires early Sunday morning. Your brake pads and shoes press against the brake drums or rotors to create friction which helps to stop your vehicle. Now that they are all set at exactly 36 psi cold, the noise I described in my first post is gone. When the car is rolling straight everything is nice and quiet. I took off the 30mm bolt and did the brakes.
I did re use the old bearing nut and torqued down to 170ft-lbs apparently the bolt is good to one time or 4 times something like that. I know my car is out of warranty but has anyone had this recall done? Wish I knew this before I undid that central nut! I torqued it down to 173ft-lbs and its good now. It's not me or any passengers so I am looking at replacing the rear wheel bearings. I think that's a lot of torque for a bearing but that's what i have been finding online everywhere. I guess that's my problem right there, trying to save the old hub, but whatever. Browse these listings for your hard-to-find parts such as this AutoTrust Platinum Wheel Hub! Any others queries, just ask.
. I realize that it may be the big, wide Goodyear Eagles I'm hearing, but it really sounds more like wheel bearing noise. So i guess you will need the new stub axles if you want the shield to work. I notice this with mine as well in tight turning parking etc only on the summer tires. While it doesn't happen very often, sometimes a bearings goes bad and you need to replace it.
I also did this in my highschool shop class, but this was a really awful job to do because no matter what we did, we just could not get the bearing out of the hub. I read online the specs are supposed to be 173 ft lbs. Is it worth contacting my local Ford dealer to see if it can still be done? Is that £35 including parts and labour per side including vat? Did I pick up a nail or something and lost most or all the air pressure or was it just a little low? I know my car is out of warranty but has anyone had this recall done? Be careful not to leave it to long before doing as the bearing will fail, mine did very rapidly, say 2 weeks, lots of wheel wobble and the abs sensot which is fixed throughthe back was damaged, it is a magnet but connected electrically and cost approx £120 from Ford, Ford part only, you can buy copy parts for approx £30 but do not know if it will work with the system, so bought one from a breakers for £1. The issue I had was I was doing a brake job and upon re installing the hub the bearing started making noise. I bought the cover alone from Foed, and a magnetic ring, then I had to do the same to the other side, however there is a place near us that do the bearing and the magnetic ring etc for approx £30. I am fairly competent at repairs but I understand the bearings need pressing out, I don't have a press and to be honest its! It is often recommended that you replace brake rotors and pads at the same time, but rotors can also be resurfaced in some cases and kept in service longer. Generally not unless you have rental care as part of an extended service contract, afaik under the base warranty they don't have to provide a loaner just because you brought them a car with a concern.