|10-28-2013 12:25 PM|
As I said before, it doesn't sound like my Escape's bad front wheel bearing where the whole car rumbled and felt like it was going to fall apart while turning at highway speeds. This is more of a faint whirrwhirrwhirr noise and it's vehicle speed dependent and not really affected by turning. I actually can't tell if it's a problem or if I'm certifiably insane and that's just what rolling car tires sound like - I'm on my 15" winter tires now.
I jacked up the back end of my car 2 weeks ago and spun my right rear tire and noticed it kind of made a clicking noise (in addition to some minor brake pad rubbing noises every turn.) I thought it was a bad wheel bearing but checked the left rear side to make sure and it made the same clicking noise. I just assumed it was normal... but I guess there's a chance both wheel bearings are bad, right?
I'm assuming if I take off the calipers/brake pads and spin the hubs, they shouldn't make any noise because there are no drive train components connected - right? If they do, how do I convince my dealer to check if my rear wheel bearings are bad when they don't make a lot of noise?
My summer tires were cupped and while it's probably a combination of the high camber and toe-in of the rear tires, I hear that cupping could also be caused by bad bearings.
What were your bad wheel bearing symptoms?
|10-17-2013 09:40 AM|
I have a whirrwhirr while driving straight that gets louder at around 25mph and I can hear it even as I'm slowing down to a stop. It doesn't get any louder or sound any different while turning. I attributed this to my summer tires wearing oddly (see thread).
1. Do you think it could still be a bad bearing? (I guess I can check when I get some free time to jack it up...)
2a. Could the rear bearings be going bad because of the -2.0 degrees camber?
2b. Should I buy an adjustable upper arm and increase the camber?
|10-17-2013 08:43 AM|
|Boxorain||I heard a failing wheel bearing "whakka whakka" sound on a stretch of new asphalt yesterday, but I didn't notice which corner it was coming from. I have to commute on some really horrible freeways and surface streets. My dct started shuddering badly in reverse lately, so I'll have both looked at when either becomes noticeable enough to be obvious to the dealership.|
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|10-10-2013 08:54 PM|
I have a 2012 Focus DCT with about 31k. I had a problem with my steering rack the first year of ownership (was trying to auto-center too hard I guess you could say) which they fixed. Besides that, my Focus has been pretty good, DCT and all. No problems or noise form any bearings. No interior (trim) rattles. Not a one.
Are people with bearing problems living in areas with bad roads? Could the bearings going bad be the result of driving over potholes on a regular basis?
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