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joliver
02-19-2010, 02:14 PM
I just bought a DB1... when I did the guy told me that it needed a wheel bearing but he didnt know on what side.. when I drive it there is a squeak that speeds up and slows down as the car does coming from what seems like the middle of the dash and now it seems as if the entire dash is shaking at speeds above 60... I have pulled the wheels off and looked at the hub from the front and the back and I cant see any difference... is it the wheel bearing??? if so how can I tell what side it is???

icemanimports
02-19-2010, 04:57 PM
probably a wheel bearing. however, there is a remote possibility it could be a diff bearing. those bearings should be sealed meaning you will need to replace the hub i believe.

joliver
02-19-2010, 05:44 PM
but how do I tell which side is bad???

inlinesix
02-20-2010, 11:05 AM
Wiggle each wheel holding the wheel at top and bottom, and if you have play, then the bearing needs to be replace.

joliver
02-20-2010, 12:52 PM
ok well there is play on the passenger side... how do i replace it?

inlinesix
02-20-2010, 02:30 PM
You're going to need a press. If you don't have one, take it to someone who does and knows how to do it because if you press it in wrong, you'll most likely damage it and end up having to buy a new one.

joliver
02-22-2010, 11:57 AM
how much does that usually cost to get someone to do that???

icemanimports
02-22-2010, 08:49 PM
the last time i did any press work for some one i charged them 15 bucks a side but i have seen shops charge as much as 50 bucks per piece. i think you should probably gtfo if the charge more than 20 bucks an item.

joliver
02-24-2010, 09:40 AM
to get down to the bearing... tearing the steering knuckle apart... is it all just turning bolts... or is it more complicated than that.... I know I sound like a retard but I want to learn this shit for myself

icemanimports
02-24-2010, 05:37 PM
you will need to remove the knuckle from the car. this will require that you pop the ball joints, the tierod end, and the axle nut. the first three should be pretty easy in your average home garage. but the axle nut will require that you have a compressor and a very powerful impact gun (475ft/lbs or better). if you need a full run down of the steps to pull the ball joints apart, google is your friend.

joliver
02-24-2010, 08:25 PM
ok and you reassemble it the same way it came apart... right???

icemanimports
02-25-2010, 09:02 AM
pretty much
just make sure to torque the axle nut correct and not with an impact cuz you could over tighten it and change bearing function

joliver
02-25-2010, 09:16 AM
whats the proper torque for it???

joliver
02-26-2010, 01:29 PM
how do I torque the axle nut the right way when im putting it back together???

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Im in the same situation as you, my passenger wheel bearing completely F'ed up. I havent got it fixed though. Driving my suv at the moment. I also need a local shop on the north side that can press the bearing.

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:15 PM
yeah im stuck in a d series eg coupe for now

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:16 PM
where you at on the northside

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 02:40 PM
1960/cypresswood close to the airport

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:42 PM
oh damn well Im in porter... I keep getting told like $45 to get this shit done... and thats insane considering that the press does all the work

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 02:44 PM
oh damn well Im in porter... I keep getting told like $45 to get this shit done... and thats insane considering that the press does all the work

yeah thats a lot. I am prolly gonna buy the whole hub assembly for mine though. Havent had a chance to look online for pricing.

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:50 PM
what car are you doing that for??? the bearing alone for mine is around 60 even on ebay

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 02:52 PM
My Mirage. Bearing around same price for mine and thats on ebay as well. I can find it anywhere else. Hard to get OEM or aftermarket parts for my car... :gonk:

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:55 PM
yeah... at a parts store its around 80... thats insane for one little bearing... Ive looked for the entire hub assembly and the only place I can find it is pick a part... I cant find it new anywhere and I dont really want to put a used bearing down there so I can have this problem again in a few months

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 02:56 PM
dang.. and yeah I know what u mean

joliver
02-26-2010, 02:58 PM
yeah I drove it all the way home from san antonio like this... and now the wheel is sittin almost completely sideways... its horrible

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 03:00 PM
yeah I drove it all the way home from san antonio like this... and now the wheel is sittin almost completely sideways... its horrible

wow... I can barely go over 10mph, cuz my car will wobble nasty on my passenger side.Feels like its gonna break down or somethin lol.. I also need to replace my tie rods...

joliver
02-26-2010, 03:02 PM
yeah my car is already sitting 2 in off the ground so with that thing leaning so bad... that fender is almost dragging

AzNVi3t2007
02-26-2010, 03:03 PM
yeah thats not good lol

joliver
02-26-2010, 03:07 PM
yeah I know

inlinesix
02-28-2010, 10:41 AM
$40-$50 bucks sounds about right for a bearing. If you want to get it done for $15-20 then you're going to need someone to give you a hook up. It's not as easy as you think but not all that difficult if you know what you're doing. Everything has to be aligned straight while pressing it in.

joliver
02-28-2010, 11:03 AM
yeah the bearing sounds alright... I just cant afford it right now and I need to get it on the road again