About a month (roughly 1,000 miles ago) I noticed a humming/roaring sound coming from the front ride side of the car. It gets much louder when making left turns at speed, and disappears completely when turning right at speed. I have not noticed any play when I had the wheel jacked up. Since my parents (I'm 17) are paying for the $90 part from NAPA, they think it isn't a huge priority and will probably go several years before there is any chance of catastrophic failure. Well, being a Bobistheoilguy member, I'm a bit OCD about stuff. I fully realize the dangers of driving on a wheel bearing that can fail when it is bad, including wheel flying off, destroying the hub, and knuckle with heat generated, etc. Problem is, I cannot convince my parents to replace it. I'm still waiting to start work at target,m so I'm not making any money. Anyone have experience with this? How long should it be feasibly safe to drive on it before it needs replaced? Car Carriers For Sale
The wheel will fall off and kill someone. Get it fixed!!! Are you able to do the work your-self? It not a difficult job if you have the tools and can read. Below link has a good write up on the procedure. Try Rock-auto for the bearings.
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sunwolf: Need help in rewiring 1990 xj steering column replacement,..........I'm not familiar with the wiring plugs and don't know where they all go! It was given to me after the wires were pulled for me to find out,.........any hekp is appreciated!
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