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Wheel bearing question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1985K20, May 11, 2005.

  1. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    I know i have one or both wheel bearing bad in front pass. side wheel.

    It been like it for quite a long time now, but i had everything cleaned up nice and regreased 3 weeks ago.

    The question is for a week or so now, when i take off in morning or after truck sittin for a while; i hear like a metal to metal sound and then it will go away after i get goin...is this bearing gonna stick on me or wha??

    I was gonna go for a 150 km trip tommorow to get new tires...should i fix that first or im good to make it???

    :confused:
     
  2. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    4x4 3/4 ton by the way :)
     
  3. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    considering the consequences of having the bearing seize, or worse, i would change it before driving that sort of distance
     
  4. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    Pull it apart , inspect and repair as required.
    Causing more damage $$$ is not the thing to do
    I lost the outer bearing on an old 1/2 ton on the hwy. and it cost me the spindle :mad:
    I had a caliper sieze up on the hwy. and set the truck on fire :eek:
     
  5. short sub

    short sub Registered Member

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    does the metal to metal noise go away when u hit the brakes??? could be the squeler on the front pads and when the brakes are applied it stops the noise- ive had that happen b4. but i would SURELY tear it down quick and check it
     
  6. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 84 similar to yours and to replace the bearings in the front was less then $40.00 for both sides.... So I would say it is cheap piece of mind to change them out if you have any doubts that they might be worn out.... Taking a chance on breaking something, messing up your new tire or even worse causing a accident is not worth it for such a cheap fix...
     

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