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    Question worn out rear hub/bearing syptoms?

    what are the syptoms of having worn out rear hub/bearings, what can i do to test them to see if they are on their way out?
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    Hi Caveman
    jack up car spin wheel by hand to see if it is noisy,hold wheel at 9 and 3 and rock the wheel to check for any side movement,same again at 12 and 6,there should be no movement or noise,not a bad job to replace just a bit fiddley.change one on my signum it's about one and a half to two hours,

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    Rear tyres, check for un-even tyre wear on the inner edge , could be your problem.

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    isnt that tyre wear a case of camber being out?
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    most likely but they drown like bearings .

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    I get no sideways movement but if i rotate the wheel (while jacked up) i get play both forward and backwards, nothing major, not a real big clunk but a little one.. I get this both sides...

    @markm Nothing wrong with my tyres bud that a deffo, they are only a couple of months old and the car had a 4 wheel laser allignment done just 3 weeks ago
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    eek... 12oclock to 6oclock movement is upper control arms

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    rear upper control arms huh.... I have a spare (new) set of those in my garage that i bought a few months back.. I guess I will put them on before I do anything else.. seems like that is my saturday job lined up, its bound to rain now..
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    got mine to do as well... Advisory on MOT last time... Very minimal play on it but not bad for 5yrs useage...
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    so it will not be an MOT failure then as I have descibed them?.. I have to do my MOT by the 24th of this month and this just started on the way home tonight.. Other than that there is nothing left to fail as i have replaced just about everything else on the running gear..
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