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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-14-03, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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few problems

ok i got my car out today on the highway for the first time. it isn't so slow on the highway as it was on the backroads. im very impressed. so anyways. i have some wheel noise in the back end. i figure its the wheel bearing. so im gonna do it this weekend. how much are bearings and how much work is involved. is thier any trick i should know about?

anyways on to problem #2
when i hit the brakes real hard the check engine light goes on. and when i corner the check engine light goes on. why?

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The bearing all depends. Im not familiar with what kind of car you have. If you need new axles or spindles it is mor involved & expensive. If just bearings, you can do it yourself, if you know how, and if you take it in it could be a couple hundred. For my car the bearings are expensive, but for my 89 GT they were cheap. As far as your check engine light... thats kinda weird. It sounds like something is shifting with the braking and the turning. I suppose you could be losing oil pressure because you dont have enough oil (if it's burning or leaking), but I would think the oil light would come on not the check engine light. It could be some other fluid that's low, or some electrical connection that's briefly losing it's ground or connection all together. Unless you can notice something else happening with the engine light coming on, you prob have to check your car for codes. I thought you could do this on older escorts with an ignition trick, but Im not sure. Otherwise you have to have a mechanic hook a device up to your computer & pull the codes. You could buy a reader, but theyre expensive. Some parts shops will let you use theirs for free, but I'd call ahead to ask. Anything going faulty will be stored until you remove your battery, and it should be specific enough to help you.
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well i put oil in the car and the check engine light went off. i knew that was it but just in case i asked. the brake thing i havn;t figured out yet. it pulls to the left when i hit the brakes. then it jumps back into place. and i know its the bearing, its in the rear i don't have an axle.
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I'd keep an eye on the oil situation. Im sure the light came on because when you hit the brakes the oil shifted in the pad, and the same happened when you made sharp turns. The pulling could be a lot of things relating to your brakes, suspension, wheels, tires, alignment, etc. As for your rear bearing, I'd still check that spindle out, and maybe even the drum. It could be cocked to one side because of wear, and need some TLC with remounting. If the spindle is worn, spend the money and replace it because it's not worth saving a few bucks to have a wheel come off while flying down the interstate at 65mph with cars all around you.
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some things that cause uneven brakes...different tire sizes, uneven pressures, uneven tire wear, alignment, leaky cylinders or calipers, proportioning valve, bad struts.....these are the things off the top of my head...oh and before I forget...if it's on rear drums or discs on 2 gen gt's check to make sure they are properly adjusted

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It could be a nasty hole in the brake lines for the rear?
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