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Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by TheStateo, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. TheStateo

    TheStateo master AND commander

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    i was wondering what would happen if i left a stuffed wheel bearing on an drove around like usual,yes i need a new wheel bearing but i was wondering what the consequences are if i dont get a new one.

    Note:it is already starting to drift over to the left of the road while driveing(its the front left bearing)
    Note2:I DONT DRIVE IT UNLEES I HAF TO COS IM WORRIED
     
  2. 253@7k

    253@7k 300rwhp supra. yay.

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    Best to replace wheel bearings.

    If they wear out too much then you will have big problems. Not really an expensive exercise.
     
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    Goon Scientific Tuning

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    I"d replace it bro, you don't wanna even create new problems :p

    Fix it.
     
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    vkberlina VK Madman

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    Ok possibilities are

    The case hardening wearing off the surface of the bearings rapidly wearing it out, the excessive float movement of the wheel could make it difficult to control, depending on the brake pad thickness the rotor could hit the brake pads wearing the rotor & pads.

    If it runs totally out of lubrication on a long sustained high speed the head generated could cause the wheel to seize.

    On an early commodore a wheel bearing is cheap as chips to replace and very easy, so just replace it.

    cheers
    Scott
     
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    thank for all the answers an im DEFENITLY gettin it replaced
     
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    also depending on how long ya let it go you may end up needing to replace your brake rotors too cause if the bearing is stuffed and the cup it runs in starts to slip or turn in the rotor itll stuff em. you could also possibly damage the quill/stub. :thumbsup:
     
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    You will also get uneven tyre wear on the wheel with the crook bearing.
     

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