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Post by he trys hard » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:44 pm

hi need some advise again we have had a noisy near side wheel bearing for a while now so finally got around to replacing it this Friday ,took it out this morning for a test drive and this side was fine no noise at all but when cornering left I now have a much worse noise coming from the off side. when I replaced bearing on near side I left the shims the same , so is this a endfloat issue or a wheel bearing need doing on the opposite side also ? any advise on where to go with this would be great cheers



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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Probably endfloat, it should be checked if the halfshafts are disturbed.


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Post by he trys hard » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:05 pm

which do you think would cause the noise from opposite side wheel ? too little end float or too much . will it be awkward to measure endfloat now with grease in and hubs refitted ?



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Post by he trys hard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:28 pm

well who knew that 0.005 thou could make that much noise lol



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:01 pm

I assume that was 0.005” (5 thou) and not 5 thousandths of a thou! :D

5 thou can make all the difference if it’s not where it should be.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:42 pm

Is that 5 thou over the 4-8 thou you need?


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:10 pm

Having done a few rear axle bearing renewals I have found that the only reasons for noise AFTER replacing One side has been either.

The other side bearing is worn/damaged, And should have been replaced or the shimming was NOT equal on the sides, so the noise is actually the preload pushing the orbital gears sideways inside the axle.


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Post by he trys hard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:49 pm

yeap thats what it was the too much shimming on the new side ,sounds better now than it has since we bought it



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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:30 pm

Always good to hear other people’s experiences - a project thread for your car is also a useful reference point and even a history if you ever sell?


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