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Old 12-01-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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Angry spi=pos now its a wheel bearing

I'm sure you guys have seen me poppin up here and there with little bs problems. God I'm sick of my spi. My speedo randomly goes out, if i keep drivin my odo/trip will go blank. So I have to kill the car in motion and start again. An idler pulley went to . I'm on my 2nd engine... And now my wheel bearing is itself. ITs the passenger side front. Because of that my brakes grip about has hard as a toddler. If i hit my brakes my left side locks up and I just slide. To decel I have to downshift, brake, and hand brake. I'm afraid that the LSD in my tranny has worn out because of my bad bearing fighting against the car.

I got pissed because its being a POS and I wasnt paying attention when pulling off the strut from the ball on the A arm and rip the CV off the joint... Gotta put that back on now, not to mention I spent 3 days beating off the old bearing from the hub.

GRAH! Well, here is my problem. Bearing is a biotch to put back into the strut and putting the hub back into the bearing. I don't feel like taking it to a shop to get it pressed on. Any Alternatives?

btw, once I get this thing fixed, i'm sellin it Best offer.


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Old 12-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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no lsd in the ib5 or 4fe27 trannies they have open diffs
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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.....not to mention I spent 3 days beating off .........

Whoa whoa whoa these are car forums man!! Keep it clean!


LOL Im sorry man, that just popped out at me and thought it was funny. Sounds you have a lemon. I have been in your position but with an old VW. Talk about a MAJOR PITA!!!!!! Hope you get everything working good or sell it or whatever works best for you.
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ha ha. funny bmxer. Yeah it pretty much has been a lemon. Everything that could go wrong has. Would you guys recommend me keepin it? Or gettin an m3 the '95.

The part about the lsd. Explain that to me. Because when I put my foot on the rotor while it was jacked up and in gear and rotor spinning, the side with my foot stopped and the other side sped up. It did this on both sides.
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I don't know what your talking about but trust me no stock focus has an lsd in the USDM the ST and RS are the only foci ever made with stock LSD's
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oh ok. can u explain to me what an open diff means? is it like posi-trac er somethin?
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OK so minus the second motor being needed all of your problems have absolutely NOTHING to do with the SPI motor.


Next time please name the thread accordingly.

Anyway, about you gauges you may need a new alternator it could be the continuous voltage regulator that went bad. It happened on my new focus recently.
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right, lol my bad. hmmm.. that would make since. Back when I had my electric supercharger (E.S). (IT's ok to laugh, we all do) I was cruisin with it turned off. It was night and I had stereo on, A/C on and headlights. I turned the A/C off and immediately had a power surge because the power wire to the E.S. fryed up and melted inside my car... That could me it.
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YAY!!! THE BEARING HAS BEEN REPLACED AND CAR IS BACK ON THE ROAD!!! Seriously, I didn't know I could miss it that much. When I got the parts back from the shop to put them on, they were so shiny and clean I almost didn't want to put them back on for fear of getting them dirty!! ROFL
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