01 2500HD front hub bearings
Posted 29 September 2005 - 02:25 AM
Ive already got front end issues with a leaky steering box, and Im trying to eliminate any other front end problems. Seems like I read its all related, steering box, pitman arm wear, front bearing wear, especially when you go to larger tires. Ive got 285/75-16 which isnt much bigger, must be enough to cause problems. Ive got the Cognito pitman/idler support kit to install, but Id like to fix everything up first.
Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:08 AM
But maybe somebody else has a better suggestion.
On the upside, the last couple sets of front end bearings I've done were fairly easy and relatively cheap.
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:20 PM
The good thing with that method, is that if everything is tight, you are 99% likely good to go.
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:23 PM
2002 Trailblazer LT
Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:48 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 07:38 PM
You can't look into the actual bearing/hub without taking them apart so taking the wheels off won't help you.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 09:44 AM
Was the thumping noise when driving? Sometimes, mine makes a rattling noise when I go over bumps or dips in the road. Im starting to wonder if its the wheel bearings.
Yeah the thumping noise was when driving at speeds of over about 25mph. I did the check like Haulin' 8.1 said and had very noticeable play in the wheel. If it is the bearing, you'd have the noise constantly.
2002 Trailblazer LT
Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:16 AM