Groan After Driving From Hub-Really at a Loss
Here's THE WEIRD part after hot there a loan groan for 5 min coming out of what seems to be the hub? Would a wheel bearing do that not? Like a air compressor from a afar. The slightest touch with no pressure on the rim stops it.
It is 10x worse at 70 degrees than at 15 degrees and not really engine/drivetrain temp dependent. The car feels much less stable in warm weather.
I just completed an epic CV Job on that wheel that entailed taking the whole strut out after carrier pinch bolt snapped.
The problem seems to have come out of that job-although I brought it to two shops who said everything is great except the passenger side cv is starting to go. But part of me thinks that CV masked and combined the symptoms. This is real! But apparently not that bad to others.
Brakes have 1000 miles on them and the differential fluid was replaced-looked and smelled brand new no shavings at all.
My Thoughts in Order of what I think: 1)Wheel Bearing, 2) Axle, 3) Rotors, 4) Guibo, 5) Steering Rack, 6) Intake/Exhaust, 7) Diff
I'm so confused because of the Groaning Hub after driving.
It also used to make a vacuum (release) puff out of the rear drivers side of the engine with a sometimes erratic idle (bounce 700-1,300 rmps)-when engine hot & cold outside. Its not doing that puff but is doing the groan. RPM issue comes with weather. Could it be vacuum related?
Then axle (cardone) initial clunked when turning I was going to change it but it went away after 20 miles.
I just don't know where to start. I feel foolish pulling out the axle after two shops charged me $50 each to say its fine.
Where should I start?
I really need help, opinions, guidance on this!
You Guys are Godsend!
*Want a laugh? Read my post on what I did to my wife's car last night
i have the same prob going on but i don't have any vibrations. I hear/feel a thumping like sound(like something is stuck in tire) and when i accelerate it seems to go away and as soon as i let go of gas i can feel it down by my feet on driver side. As i slow down the noise slows down. I think i may have a bad bearing? Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours?
Did you torque the axle nut to spec? It's a little over 300 ft.lbs. I have an old 92 e34 that in cold weather the wheel bearing makes a strange noise but goes away in warmer weather. Its done it for years. Could be a brake caliper starting to hang up. Drive it and brake a little hard. Jack it up and see if the caliper is hanging up.
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