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    rear wheelbearing going out?

    Hey guys

    My rear wheel bearing i think is going out because when i drive it's squiking and it is getting worse. I have changed teh brake pads it was before and after the new ones . Is this something that i can do myself?? And is there i write up for this ?? It is on the right rear ! pleace let me know .

    greetings barry

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    You don't have wheel bearings in the rear they're axle bearings. I'd jack up the rear and see if theres any play in it. Might re-check the brakes just to make sure a steel tab or something isn't rubbing on the rotor also. Depending on your mechanical knowledge you could do it yourself.

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    you could also have a scorged axle itself. that's something that you will know when you pull the axle out. Mine were noisy and when I pulled the axles out I noticed one bad axle. i used a repair bearing and a new seal.

    You have to jack the rear (not by the rear end) take the 10 bolt cover out to drain the gear oil. Remove the wheels and rotors. you will see a shaft in the center of the carrier inside the differential housing. rotate the axle until you can see the bolt that secure it in place. Remove the bolt and slowly tap the shaft out until you can get it out. Push in the axles and with a pen magnet pull the C clips out. At this time slide the axles out. Look at the shiny area were the bearings run. If there is damage or if it is scorge then either replace the axle or use a repair bearing. Pull the seal off with a prybar or equivalent. You need a axle bearing hammer puller. Pull the axle bearing out. clean the area and install the new bearing and seal. Slide the axles back in and put the c clips back. slide shaft back in the carrier and secure it with the bolt. Put a new gasket on and fill with new gear oil and LSD additive to proper level.

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    thanks for the info jay but i had my entire rear end rebuild 2000 miles ago but i am gonna take look anyway and i think i am gonna save my money for a moser rear end thanks for the information.

    greetings barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryz View Post
    thanks for the info jay but i had my entire rear end rebuild 2000 miles ago but i am gonna take look anyway and i think i am gonna save my money for a moser rear end thanks for the information.

    greetings barry
    Your welcome. If you had it rebuild I will check to see if they will fix it. 2000 miles for bearings to go bad is not common unless they use cheap bearings or they didn't replace them at all. Good luck.

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