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Front Wheel Bearings on GT

I have a 2008 GT Cloverleaf that sounds like it has a front wheelbearing on the way out (faint thrumming noise). Has anyone had experience of this? Is it a known issue?
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It's not that uncommon on 147's and 156's which share the same suspension components.

If you're planning on changing it yourself expect to have to replace the abs sensor as well and you'll need a hydraulic press to push the hub into the new bearing.

I'd check tyre pressures and wheel balance 1st though as well as the tyre's run out - ie how round it is.

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i just done my passenger side and went the way of getting a second hand one from a breakers as it came with the hub and arm what goes to top wishbone....2 hour job to swap over and its lovely n quiet again
mine started to make a noise after top wishbones where done and also made a dul knocking noise when cornering, there was no play what so ever in the bearings that u could feel

taking the old part to a mechanic mate who is gonna see if he can get bearings out, and i may replace them and swap it back.

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Not the nicest of jobs on the front, I recently just fitted a 2nd hand hub with good bearing on mine.

First thing to check is that its not the wheel thats causing the problem, they do buckle easily. You can get a tyre place to check it on their balancing machine if you're not sure what to look for.

Easy way of testing to see if the wheel bearing is knackered is to have someone spin the wheel off the ground while you hold the spring, you'll feel the vibration in the spring if the bearing is knackered. Or take the wheel off and turn the hub face by hand, it may feel loose or just rough to turn.

Rears are easier to do, better off fitting a new bearing than a used hub. But with the fronts I'd say fitting a used hub is much cheaper and easier.

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As strat said, get the tyres checked out. I thought my rears were on the way out but it just proved to be the tyres "chunking up" which is garage for 50p shaped.
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