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Front Wheel Bearing Noise, wrong side?
Posted by LI_Dave [Email] (more from LI_Dave) on Sat, 26 May 2018 18:47:22
2010 9-3 with 72K mi. It's been developing a very typical wheel bearing noise and I know this is not an uncommon problem with these cars.
It had a very pronounced turn the the left the noise got louder, turn right it almost went completely away behavior. I was highly confident based on all the commentary it was the right side bearing.
Bought a new SKF bearing and installed it yesterday. Not too bad a job actually. I was expecting more corrosion for a NY car, but it was actually quite clean and came apart fairly easily. FYI there is a very good DIY bearing writeup on saabcentral.
But... after putting everything back together, I still have the same noise!!! No change. I did read several accounts of folks having misleading left/right turning noise so I guess it seems to not be totally unheard of. I am not going to pull the bearing I installed on the right hand side. Probably just get another new one and install it on the left.
Anybody else run into something like this or have any other suggestions?
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