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Old 10-26-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Changed wheel bearing, new sound/issue

Hey guys,
I changed a front wheel bearing. I pulled the spindle off and had a shop press out the bearing and put a new hub/bearing in. I put it back on the car, and now there is a new rumble/gurgling noise when applying load until about 30mph, my mpg and power is affected. I have a manual 95 SC1. Any ideas what this might be? When I tightened down the axle nut on the front passenger side, the driver side wheel was on the ground. I tightened too much and cranked the engine once , that wouldn't be the cause of the new noise, right? I lowered the passenger side and tightened further until and guessed at about what torque I was at. I couldn't locate my torque wrench, so I know it's not at the 148 ft/lb, but it can't be far off. I'll borrow a friends torque wrench and put it at the correct torque.
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Hey guys,
I changed a front wheel bearing. I pulled the spindle off and had a shop press out the bearing and put a new hub/bearing in. I put it back on the car, and now there is a new rumble/gurgling noise when applying load until about 30mph, my mpg and power is affected. I have a manual 95 SC1. Any ideas what this might be? When I tightened down the axle nut on the front passenger side, the driver side wheel was on the ground. I tightened too much and cranked the engine once , that wouldn't be the cause of the new noise, right? I lowered the passenger side and tightened further until and guessed at about what torque I was at. I couldn't locate my torque wrench, so I know it's not at the 148 ft/lb, but it can't be far off. I'll borrow a friends torque wrench and put it at the correct torque.
New nut and washer and proper torque. Wheel must be rotated while torquing which requires someone to step on brake when tightening, this torquing must be done in stages to obtain proper bearing preload. If you are missing some power and a rumbling sound there is a failed bearing somewhere and that could be wheel bearing or either CV joint.
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If the knuckle came off the car the alignment is fubar and needs to be fixed.
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The proper way to fix a S-Series automatic is to replace it with a manual
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New nut and washer and proper torque. Wheel must be rotated while torquing which requires someone to step on brake when tightening, this torquing must be done in stages to obtain proper bearing preload. If you are missing some power and a rumbling sound there is a failed bearing somewhere and that could be wheel bearing or either CV joint.
Is it too late to do this, or did I Jack up the new bearing?
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Is it too late to do this, or did I Jack up the new bearing?
Will cost almost nothing to try. You might luck out, it does happen every so often.
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