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Old 01-10-2007, 02:55 PM   #21
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I'll be doing my this weekend. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:15 PM   #22
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I wouldn't get too concerned with getting a torque wrench capable of going to 200+ ft lbs. Just use a breaker bar and position your weight at the right point on the bar to get the required torque.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:42 PM   #23
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Noone has answered this yet although the question was asked, but what are the symptoms of bad bearings (and how do you know for sure)? I am beginning to hear a cyclical "thump thump" coming from the front end around the tires at low speeds 20-30. The sound disappears at higher speeds. Car has around 37K.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #24
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Noone has answered this yet although the question was asked, but what are the symptoms of bad bearings (and how do you know for sure)? I am beginning to hear a cyclical "thump thump" coming from the front end around the tires at low speeds 20-30. The sound disappears at higher speeds. Car has around 37K.
That's it! I have the same problem. "thump thump"
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #25
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I got a bad right front bearing...symptoms...constant low humming sound at speeds of 15+...sort or sounds like the engine but louder...goes away when going around right curves.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:48 PM   #26
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What's a good way to tell for sure where it's coming from ? Sometimes I think it's coming from the back, some times front ...

How much do you think an indy would charge to do this ?

Thx.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #27
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an indy shop charged me $170 for labor to have the front right wheel bearing replaced. I supplied the wheel bearing assembly (bearing, dust cap, nut)
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