New hub assembly.
by, 02-11-2012 at 01:18 PM (260 Views)
I installed a new right rear wheel hub assembly today. After having my tires replaced and a new alignment, I was still get some major "roaring" noise from the right rear. After doing some searching, I come to the conclusion that the hub bearings were bad. When driving down the road, the noise would disappear when turning on right hand corners. The noise would even fluctuate when hitting bumps that were on the right side of the car. When I got the car on jack stands, I could hear the noise in the right rear wheel as I spun it. It sounded just like the noise I hear on the road. Bingo!
Installing the hub was very simple. The hardest part was finding a new axle nut and drilling the damn phillip head screws out that hold the drum in place. The reason for the drilling issues was the tip of a phillips bit had shredded inside the screws head. The screws metal was easy to drill, but not the bits of the shredded bit itself. I did get the screws drilled out and removed. I will replace them when I get some stainless steel ones later. I know you don't really need the screws, but I would like the holes covered.
After spraying the rear brakes down with brake cleaner, I gave them a look over. My rear brakes looked good still. They had some pad left and the hardware was still strong.
Brand: Driveworks from Advance Auto (#NT513030)
Brand: Dorman from O'Reilly Auto Parts (#615-097)