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Old 03-18-2003, 02:29   #1 (permalink)
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noise when turning right and braking

hey,

when i turn right and/or when i brake firmly there is a sort of grinding/rubbing sound coming from the front of the car, more from the right hand side i think.

does anybody know what this is? i think it is the front wheel bearings as when i checked them for movement the left wheel was a bit wobbly so i tightened the nut up as much as i should of (finger tight) and the wheel still wobbled and the noise remained.

please help!

nathan
btw there is plenty of meat on the brake pads
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Old 03-18-2003, 02:34   #2 (permalink)
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Your diagnosise sounds correct. Turning right puts stress on the left side which accouts for the noise increasing.

You tightened up the nut 'finger tight'?

Houston, we have a problem! The nut should be tortioned up to a fairly hefty amount (can't recall) and I would suggest that finger tight is going to cause you some big problems.

Get it sorted out ASAP.
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No they are torqued to 23 to 34 Nm while rotating the wheel then backed off a half a turn then tightened to 1.1 to 1.7 Nm.
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Old 03-19-2003, 01:02   #4 (permalink)
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greg, i hope to god that you dont tighten up ur retaining nut that tight as your bearings will wear much quicker.

anyway im gonna change the bearings this weekend on both sides. i went to one of my relos mechanic workshop and he spun the right wheel and we could hear that the bearings are stuffed.
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As I said I couldn't recall the exact specs.

I put the lid of my toothpaste tube on 'finger tight' so the term is relative. I wouldn't put in a new wheelbearing and do the nut up 'finger tight' - it just didn't sound right.
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