Re: Rear wheel bearing help needed
I think the Esprit had a better/ different setup?? May not be right thanks pathetic memory.
Wheel bearings seem a bit elusive to me, I used to think I knew when one was on the way but recently have had a rethink. I've posted these thoughts elsewhere. Hard to desrcibe sounds in words but you'd be listening for a speed dependant noise that's not as high as a wine and not as low as a growl (probably more of a growl than a whine)! It's usually present across a wide speed range from practically crawling, rising in pitch with road speed a bit. These days I won't take any drastic action to replace wheel bearings unless I'm certain. I once had a noise I was dead certain was wheel bearings untill one day I renewed my rear tyres and was astonished - the noise had totally disappeared. Another time I changed a front wheel bearing on my wife's 145 and made no difference! Are your tyres worn??
I'd start by looking to see if ther's any evidence of grease escaping from the hub in question - and sometimes it's not even easy to know which corner it's coming from when you're driving. Then I'd check for excessive play in the bearing. Jack the corner untill wheel off ground and try to rotate it in the directions it's not supposed to go! (up and down, 'side to side'). If there isn't any play and no loss of grease I'd probably be inclined to leave it alone. If the noise is still there after the next fresh tyre maybe revisit it. It may be worth swapping wheels around to get a different tyre on that corner if the fronts and rears aren't worn equally. Gasp - still awake? I'm off for a cuppa!
Doesn't say that in the manual