Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Huntley, IL
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replaced wheel hub/still squealing
2001 4x4 7.3 crew cab long bed 177K miles
Last year (march 09) started to get a squealing noise coming from my drivers front. Started when I would turn and eventually made the noise going straight also. I removed the wheel bearing and you could see from the backside it was wiped out. I replaced it and all was well. A couple of weeks ago it started to make similar noises, first only when I turned left, then after a cpl days it started making the noise when I turned rt but not left. last night it got real noisey squealing turning rt and a little when i was going straight. This morning I replaced the wheel bearing under warranty with Napa. ( the wheel bearing I put in originally and this new one are the good ones ,$325.00 SKF unit)
Took the truck for a test drive seemed good for about 10 minutes and then as I was heading home I turned rt and it squealed again. I need some help.
I will also add that the oriiginal unit had a plastic type spacer between the spindle face and the back side of the whell bearing. It was kind of flattened out at the edges. When I asked Napa about it they had no idea what it was or why it was there. This mornning when I removed the wheel bearing this spacer was pretty roughed up on the face that contacts the wheel bearing. when I put the new one in today I left this spacer out. The reason I did was I was thinking maybe the factory used it as a means to make up for some out of spec wheel bearings at that time. The plastic spacer is flat on the bearing side and has 4 groves 90 degrees fron each other on the spindle side.
Thanks in advance for any help with this problem
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