RE: [DMCForum] More rear wheel-bearing nonsense
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RE: [DMCForum] More rear wheel-bearing nonsense



If you lift the rear end up and spin the tires with your hands do you hear
the sound?

Greg

-----Original Message-----
From: cruznmd [mailto:racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 11:15 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DMCForum] More rear wheel-bearing nonsense


After replacing a rear wheel bearing that I feared would wreck me on
the way to Florida in February, it appears that I have replaced the
wrong side.

The noise never really diminished or stopped. In fact, it's changed
subtly. Instead of a wow-wow-wow noise that increases/decreases in
frequency with changes in speed, it seems to be a steady howling now.

There is no vibration. No wheels wiggle or have slop in them. The
noise is definitely in the rear. Passengers listening say the
driver's side. I can't quite tell, personally. I just drained and
refilled the transmission. No metal filings were noted. The CV joint
boots are totally sealed. No tears, no contamination.

I'm hoping I just guessed the wrong side when I installed the new
bearing before. Any thoughts or suggestions?


Rich A.
#5335


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