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Wheel Bearing Replacement

Old 10-25-2017, 12:27 PM
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Default Wheel Bearing Replacement

If you have a wheel bearing with a tiny tiny bit of play, how much of a risk is it to drive on it for awhile? It's not making noise and it's not causing any steering problems. I was going to have it replaced in around a month and just want to make sure I'm not taking any major risks driving around with it the way it is.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:25 PM
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It's a gamble but it's gotten this bad without falling apart, hasn't it? It could fail tomorrow so nobody is going to seriously tell you to "keep driving it, it'll be fine!" . . . but it could also go maybe a couple of years more.

Are you *sure* it's a bad bearing? It is easy to do a "wiggle the tire" test wrong and think you have a bad bearing when you're just moving the suspension or steering.
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I wouldnt risk it. Last thing you want is your wheel flying off when you're doing 65 down the highway.
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