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Old 11-14-2012, 12:11 PM
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How to check bearing?

I hear a slight grinding sound while driving my 2000 psd. Now I know my brakes are shot but I dont think thats it. Also when I backup and put it in drivie and start to move I hear a slight clunk coming from the frontend. I jacked the front up and tried moving the tire up and down and didnt notice anything. Also my balljoints are newer. So, Ill be installing all new brakes next week and want to know what I should check for and how while I got the wheels off.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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Not an expert, but I just had one go out. It whined for a while before it finally gave out. My first indication of the bearing going out was my brakes started making noise, then when I lifted up the font tire and moved it by rocking the tire in and out holding the top and bottom of the tire, it was VERY apparent that it was loose. Up until then, I checked it the same way and didn't notice any play.

Hope this helps - at least a bump!

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:13 PM
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it could also be your calipers getting sticky and hangin up, had this problem as well, i would back up and then go forward and hear that same clunk. Just installed new ones and problem solved.
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