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    Todays issues…

    My Vectra recently passed it’s MOT with flying colours although the tester did say that the front track road end on the Passenger wheel has a small amount of play in it. Not enough to even be an advisory but something to be aware of.

    A month on an the front passengers wheel has suddenly developed a rather loud droning noise which gets faster / slower with the speed of the car and when I corner to the right… So I am assuming that is the wheel bearing which is failing…

    So My questions are to you very helpful folks on here…


    1. Would a track rod end make this noise or is it most likely to be the wheel bearing?
    2. How quickly do I need to fix this?
    3. Should I do both the wheel bearing (assuming that is the issue) and the track rod end at the same time?
    4. Is this a DIY job for someone with some experience with tools (at an amateur beginner level) or should I go to a garage (and if so will this be around £200 or more in your experience)?
    5. Is there anything else I should be checking (I have already swapped the tyres to the back which has made no difference with the sound L)


    Thanks in advance folks…

    Col

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    1....Guessing it's a wheel bearing if it's droning.
    2....Fix asap, as can only get worse.
    3....If there's play in the TRE, replace it, also do the wheel bearing if it's faulty. Do them at the same time to save time.
    4....DIY with experience, but not sure on garage cost.
    5....Check brakes etc, nothing loose catching or anything?

    Have answered as best I can. Maybe someone more experienced could jump in too

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    Basically to change a front wheel bearing
    Remove caliper
    Remove caliper carrier
    Remove disc
    Undo track rod end ( change at same time )
    Undo lower wishbone pinch bolt
    Undo driveshaft nut
    Undo two bolts holding hub to suspension strut
    Unclip abs harness
    Remove hub to bench

    Undo 3 bolts holding bearing in hub
    Remove old bearing
    Fit new bearing into hub making sure abs connector is on the same side as old one was
    Do up 3 bolts on new bearing

    Refit hub to car

    Job done
    Of you are competent to give it a go , go for it will save you money in the long run

    Don't forget to get alignment done after as the tracking will probably be slightly out

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    Thanks for the info guys... Yeah... Will give that a stab and see what happens

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    ahhh. great... thanks for the heads up

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldo View Post
    ahhh. great... thanks for the heads up
    does above sound like the same symptoms coldo

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    Yep... Symptoms almost identical...

    I know the history fo the car and they have never been changed... It's done 93k so that's not to bad I guess for the bearing lol..

    So should I assume they will both need done (if one goes the other will also probably go soon on the other side) and best to replace both the front ones or should I just do the passengers side one as it's the one which has failed (failing).

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    if it was me i would just do the one

    you can always do the other side if that drones

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    Being lazy on this one and getting a local private garage to do the work. Supplied and fitted with GM parts including tracking after for the hub assembly with bearing and TRE is going to be £182.50 all in...

    Seems ok to me... is that an ok price?

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