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Old 09-03-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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I had a similar problem on a front wheel drive Volvo. Both the scraping and clunk were evident. I took a look and it turned out to be the tension bar (or whatever it is properly called) that is attached to the strut. (looks like a tie rod) It had broken loose at the upper end and was just flopping around. I hacksawed the thing off and have been running it that way for the past 4-5 months without any problems. You may want to replace yours if you do any hard cornering at speed.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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If the wheel wobbles at low speed, I wouldn't want to drive that thing at all until the problem is fixed.

You are risking a catastrophic failure here!
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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so midas was closed by the time i got off work.

i drove it home, trying not to turn right. its fine when turning left, but right turns cause the clunk.

so i lifted the truck and took the wheel off.

is the brake supposed to have play in it?

this is a video of what was going on when i took the wheel off.

YouTube - VID 20100904 090518

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Old 09-04-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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Dude, that Audi has got to go! Alignment? Did you kiss a curb?
lux, ONE day after i got it out of the shop i was trying to get through a busy intersection (De Zavala and IH-10 if anyones familiar with San Antonio) from the breakfast run to the turn around. this guy sped up and came at me like a crazed maniac so i hopped the curb to avoid him and i threw out my alignment.

then the texas heat killed my battery.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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A wheel bearing has came apart. Most likely the outer.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Whoa!!! I'll say the bearing came apart!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Seeing the video...a bearing is the culprit...probably from the outer nut not being tightened properly.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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do you think its possible to fix this without going into the shop?

any speculation on the cost of parts?

i'd love to make this a DIY!

Edit: i'm gonna hit up the library today and get one of those manuals.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Yes it's a DIY job. Just get a new outer bearing set at the parts shop and some grease to pack it with.

When installed, you just can't under or over tighten the outer nut and be sure to use a cotter pin to lock it in place.

Hopefully, no further damage was done such as scoring the spindle or hub.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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Yes it's a DIY job. Just get a new outer bearing set at the parts shop and some grease to pack it with.

When installed, you just can't under or over tighten the outer nut and be sure to use a cotter pin to lock it in place.

Hopefully, no further damage was done such as scoring the spindle or hub.
so, i've looked on youtube and found a guy replacing the whole thing i guess...?

would i be removing this part?


YouTube - Ford F150 Wheel Bearing install
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