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Hi guys

self diagnosed a possible rear wheel bearing recently (rumbling noise from rear, speed related - happens with no engine)

so had it up on a ramp yesterday - no play or noise from any bearings (fr & rear)

however noticed a buckled rear alloy

any experience of this guys? could this be the rumbling I have been hearing?

appreciate any pointers if anyone had same experience!

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ok so it seems i have 2 options

refurb or replace

problem is the prices look silly for what are essentially second hand wheels with no guarantee that they will be round & not square!

anyone on here got one they know is round they want to sell for a fair price?

failing that anyone know a decent refurber in bristol or sw?

thanks

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dont know about rear bearing but with front ones u will not feel any play untill u undo the hub nut and pull it off the drive shaft.......i know been there done that !

explored every other possibility as i could feel no play at all........there was only a slight "tick" noise as u spun the wheel.......decided to take the hub carrier off in the end and rear bearing was totaly shot, it gets all the spray and crap outta the gutters

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dont know about rear bearing but with front ones u will not feel any play untill u undo the hub nut and pull it off the drive shaft.......i know been there done that !

When you pull out the cvj the bearing will fall apart as the centre part of the bearing is in 2 parts ,there for you will not be able to tell if there is any play

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dont know about rear bearing but with front ones u will not feel any play untill u undo the hub nut and pull it off the drive shaft.......i know been there done that !

When you pull out the cvj the bearing will fall apart as the centre part of the bearing is in 2 parts ,there for you will not be able to tell if there is any play

John
no it isnt........they are sealed unit bearing mate, they are pressed into the hub, so u can tell there is play, they are not the old 2 part taper bearing thats why u cannot feel play in them
 

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Are your tyres three parts worn? My 156 did this on the rear, bought a long breaker bar, socket, psyched myself up for bearing change, then changed the tyres and all was silent!
 

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dont know about rear bearing but with front ones u will not feel any play untill u undo the hub nut and pull it off the drive shaft.......i know been there done that !

explored every other possibility as i could feel no play at all........there was only a slight "tick" noise as u spun the wheel.......decided to take the hub carrier off in the end and rear bearing was totaly shot, it gets all the spray and crap outta the gutters

Gary
As black cat said. You will always feel play with a loose hub nut even on a new bearing. The centre race is split and pulled together with the hub nut. With this type of bearing it's unusal to feel play even when it is very noisy and worn. The noise comes from pitting in the bearing surfaces or the balls themselves (the ticking that you heard?). If you can feel play with the hub nut tight check for wear on the hub itself in which do not attempt to remove play by further tightening of the nut or the bearing can be stressed leading to siezure.
I've no experience of wheels causing rumbling noise, try the swap around as suggested before jumping to conclusions and condemning the wheels.
 

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I've no experience of wheels causing rumbling noise,...
Well I have on a GT. Progressively very noisy and rumbling particularly from the rear. I thought it was too loud for just tyres wearing. It was. No play in the bearings anywhere, but turning the wheels revealed x1 square one on the front and another on the back - Pot hole damage had caused a slight flattening of the rim.
Also, the Eagle F1's had worn very badly by flat spotting and bulging - apparently a known fault and you couldn't see it on the car. And no it wasn't tyre pressures and the steering wheel did not twitch. Swapped to Pirelli Rosso all round and had the two wheels made round by specialists in Kent - Sorted and quiet if expensive. BMW/Merc are stronger but just break which requires welding or replacement. Take your choice!
 
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