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92K2500 Sub Driver Side Grinding

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by TylerT, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. TylerT

    TylerT Registered Member

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    I've got a very slight grinding sound, can only hear it when driving slowly, pretty much idling. Was hoping it was break pads, but no luck..anybody have any ideas as to what this could be? I really have no experience with these IFS front ends, but I guess I gotta learn sometime. Thanks in advance.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    pick up on lift and put in 4x4 and listen for noisy frt wheel bearings sound. or if no lift try road test. 40-50 mph turn left and right like nascar warmup tires swerving and listen for noise to come and go. and if noise is heard note the turn and if left then left bearing and if right then right bearing. comon stuff in my area of the country.
     
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    brakes rub alll the time, many vehicles you will hear it at low speeds. And replacing pads will do nothing for it. Wondering if thats what your after. That or I'd expect wheel bearings.
     
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    I think I'm gonna go ahead and replace the wheel bearings. Anybody ever done this before? It's not in my Chilton's manual, not that I really expected it to be. Thanks
     
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    6 lug removal:

    tire / wheel off.
    caliper / pads off.
    rotor off.
    axle stub nut off.
    bolts from back side of bearing unit off.
    unplug abs wire from frame end under inner fender lip.
    pop complet unit out.
    reinstall in reverse.


    8lug removal:

    tire / wheel off.
    caliper / pads off.
    axle stub nut off.
    bolts from back side of bearing unit off.
    unplug abs wire from frame end under inner fender lip.
    pop complet unit out.
    bank all 8 studs out.
    remove bearing / hub unit from rotor.
    reinstall in reverse .


    hub / bearing units come with new abs sensors in them. if 8 lug make sure you dont snap off the sensor with a stud or hammer or rotor.

    also if 8 lug now might just be the time to change rotors also as its the same work later to change them out . time saver now.
     
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    TylerT Registered Member

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    Sweet K30, thanks a million. That was a kick @$s breakdown. Eliminated all the guesswork for me. Those 4 bolts are gonna be the death of me, they were last time. But at least I know the step by step format now. Thanks again...Now, make it sound that easy to put a D60 front under my Sub, step by step again if ya could :D
     
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    dana 60 install:

    solid axle swap kit.
    drivers drop hp 60 78-79 ford.
    shocks for kit.
    springs for kit.
    driveshaft.
    steering kit crossover needed.
    possible gear swap needed.
    time to bolt in kit.

    but money to buy all the stuff. :haha:
     

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