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my 99 elantra keeps having bearing problems with the rear wheels

i just got the car worked on today, got a radiator hose replaces, the guys even flushed and gave me new coolant for free... but now they are ordering new bearing for my car, it makes this wumping noise at highway speeds... thought it was an alignment problem...

has anyone been having this problem? its not a big deal because ive got the warranty but this is the 2nd time they've been replaced and im wondering if something else is causing this...

other than that, i havent had any problems... whats funny is that my dad said the car makes more noise since they changed out the radiator hose


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Oookie... try this sequence:

1)Go to a wheelshop and have your tyres looked at, if you feel the car bump a bit when you hear the noise, your tyre's propably out of round or has become unbalanced.

2)Get your car up on jackstands and spin the rear wheels. If there's noise then the bearings are faulty.To detect noise more accutrately get a LONG screwdriver and set the tip against the bearing area on your rear hubs, and then spin the wheel.

Should help you with accurately diagnosing your problem.


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well the mechanics drove it around and they said they were hearing the sound... i dunno i was drivin on the highway yesterday and it wasnt making any sound

the mechanics are the ones who decided to change them, getting it done thursday... but i mean is anyone having this problem or am i jsut the one gettin screwed?

this is the 2nd time its been replaced.. i mean is there anything that can cause a bearing to keep going out?

my tires are only like 3 months old, i dont think its the balance


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>There's lots of things that can kill a set of bearings man...mine have been on for like since the car was produced, and not a peep out of them yet. Did you have your car lowered?If you did not add a camber correction kit for the rear wheels then the way your wheels lean now(too cambered out)will load the bearings against the direction in which they're strongest, and that's on a vertical axis perpendicular to the road you're on...if thats the case then check for tyre wear too, if the inside of the tyre's bald, then you got a pretty safe bet there, bro...


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all ive done to the car is put in a new cd deck and a k&n drop-in...... this is begining to bug me

heres a question, if they decided to replace the suspension, you think i could put tibby parts on? they share the same platform n all


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>If you wanna play around with the suspension and put tibby aprts in it, then by all means go ahead! Just remember that a suspension transplant is like a "dark art", it will affect your cornering characteristic, such as crossloading and brake squat/dive, and you will have to find someone who is experienced in it to do it for you. You will also have to get a 4-wheel alignment done and check your castor/camber angles again after you're done just to make sure everythings safe,installation of a camber correction kit might also become necessary at some point and then finally dial the suspension in again after you've done all this!It sounds pretty crappy, but it's the closest many ppl get to being a full fleged racing driver, and it's a great learning experience too because you learn to "feel" the limits of your suspension/tyre combo, and start knowing what it's trying to tell you.

Keep safe out there man!


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wow, lol.... its THAT complicated? i thought both cars shared the same parts and the suspension on the tibby was just more aggressive.............eh, i guess not


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Well there are things you can do, but you know about those already I'd bet...


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I had to have teh wheel bearings replaced around 4 or 5 times (lost count) the replaement parts are not packed withenough grease and the bearings heat up, or may not have a good seal, athis will casue the bearings to go.


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I had the same problem.Tell your mechanics to grease alot the bearings with proper grease before putting them on.In addition when you change rotors(if they are captive)the bearings often go south because of the repeating efforts to come out.so remember when you change rotors you should also change the bearings.From what i know the dealer won´t charge you the bearings when replacing rotors


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