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Constantly going through front wheel bearings

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Hell5Ang3l, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Hell5Ang3l

    Hell5Ang3l New Member

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    I don't know when it was repaired as the incident happened before we bought it. I do know that the Air Con condenser was bent in about 5cm as we removed it but haven't put another one back in yet. I believe the front bumper has been replaced (I can't remember if we've taken it off to have a look behind it); and the bonnet I think.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    to the OP. Just out of interest, what tires do you run?
     
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    Go to your Repco store, mine are Repco and have done 150,000 ks.
     
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    Repco/supercheap/Bursons/Bearing wholesalers can order 10+ different brands. It's just a matter of budget.

    Remember, poor man pays twice!
     
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    Yeah CBC has a budget one as well as the more expensive one. I have bought cheap ebay hub bearings before and it wore out within three months. I replaced it with a good second one and it was still going great five years later.
     
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    Federal 235/45 zr17 previously 595 Evo's still wearing wheel hub bearings.

    gone through 4 wheel hub bearings in 3 years.
     
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    Ok - I'm willing to bet your left nut it's tire noise you are hearing rather than dead bearings. Most directional tires are loud as fk and get worse as they wear. Sounds **very** much like a dead bearing.
     
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    we have two vx one has 310,000km other has 340,000km both still running original bearings with no noise or play
     
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    Lol i had those 595's once. At 60kmph they howled, sounded like I had muddies on. Seemed okay above and below that speed, but under braking the noise was there too.
     
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    The part I'm referring to is where the 4 allen key bolts go through to hold it in place....If that's slightly bent, it will cause wheel bearing failures everytime....

    Reading more about the OP's car being in an accident and the damage that has occurred, it wouldn't surprise me if that was the cause...
     
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    I agree with Reaper about tyre noise. Federals are a cheaper Asian Brand and from my own experience with a few cheapies in the past, they're ok for a while but as they wear, they get really noisy.

    To eliminate the bearing as the noise source, put a couple of standard wheels on the front and go for a run. If the noise has diminished or gone completely, it's the Federals. If it's still there, try second hand genuine hubs. They can last forever if treated right and as already pointed out, good used is much better than crap new.
     
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    Did the noise go away each time you replaced the bearings with the cheap ones?
     
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    yeah I had a set of Feds on the Jeep great for 12-15k, man they hummed after that.
     
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    If you pull the hub off you should be able to tell with your hands if the bearings are f'd or not.
     
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    That might be to case if the noise continues when turning either direction but it gets louder when I turn right (AKA putting more pressure on the passenger side) and goes away when turning left.
     
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    Yeah it went away but came back after ave 25000kms
     
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    It's not tyres then, try some better quality wheel bearings.
    My preference would be Genuine but if your interested Repco has 30% off this weekend for NRMA, RACQ members...
     
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    Repco always has discounts for auto club members, but their prices are generally considerably higher than competitors across the board. I dare say any order in items aren't covered by that discount though?
     
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    Probably right, I only ever buy stuff that's in stock. Anything not in stock I order from Sparesbox, eBay etc.
    Repco prices are all over the place, some bargains and some ridiculously expensive. Just ring ahead and check they might stock wheel bearings.
     

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