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PostSubject: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:03 pm

My car has started to "groan" when turning right. Left turn is fine. Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:42 pm

Left front wheel bearing (hub) is likely near the end. It's about $125 for the hub, and you can install yourself if you have some tools.

To test, lift the car up on jack stands. With wheels on, push up and down on the rim and check for play. It will probably move more than the other wheels.

See link: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/brakes-suspension-f6/write-up-spindle-wheel-bearing-hub-replacement-t1569-30.htm#68267

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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:13 am

Is this what I need? Link
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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:11 am

I would recommend buying a single good quality part (Timken, USA made) than a pair of cheap ones that could fail again soon. You do not need to replace the other side if it's not bad. Could last you many thousands of miles.

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Be sure to check the hub (or have it checked) before replacing it. If that wheel feels looser than the others, it's likely the problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:13 pm

Thanks for the advice. I will have it looked at this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:38 pm

Sears told me I need both hub bearings replaced and the left front inner tie rod end. I noticed on Rockauto.com they have either internal or external threads on the tie rod housing end. Which one do I need to get?
The rivi is a 97' if that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:32 pm

The hob bearings are not so bad to replace - probably the best bet is to get a manual and a couple hubs and do it yourself - if you search this editboard you will find a write up that shows how.

As for the inner tie rod end, if Sears will replace the inner for you, let them do it. Because the car will ahve to be aligned anyway when the rack is pulled apart.

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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:40 pm

Someone else is diong the work for me I just have to supply the parts. Just trying to be sure I bring the right stuff .
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PostSubject: Re: Help, strange noise when turning right.   Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:51 pm

Someone else will have to answer the inner tie rod question; I don't know.

As for the hubs, 'splurge' and get OEM hubs from gmpartsdirect.com or RockAuto. The SKF and Timken bearings are the only way to go.
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