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Old 13th July 2008
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i've been doing some research on here but haven't found a definite answer. at around 55mph i feel a vibration in my front end seems to be the passenger side. and today doing some work in my brakes i noticed that the front passenger side wheel has a decent amount of play in it. i can put my hand on the top of the tire and pull it in and out maybe about 1/4 of an inch either way. then when i had the wheel and rotor off i noticed that the hub itself has some play in it too. so before i go on eeuroparts and order the new bearing does anyone have any input or advice?
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-John
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This seems more like an axle nut not properly tightened and a possible need for wheel balance.

Noise, a rumbling, grinding noise is synonymous with pitted spots on ball bearings.
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nah the wheels are properly balanced. it could be a loose axle nut but i don't have a socket big enough to check that as of right now, i'll have to pick one up tomorrow after work and check it out. maybe post up some pics too.
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hey earthworm you're the man. i should send you the $40 you saved me!
although the socket did cost $17 and then the nut is going to cost like $8. but still cheaper and easier than a wheel bearing. looks like those dummies at aamco reused the original axle nuts when they replaced my transmission.
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