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Old 12-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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So I did a tranny swap and rode 50 miles with axle bolt lose.. In and 1/4 bolt.. somehow my abs sensor got rubbed against.. Which made my car go into limp mode.. Bought 3 new sensors and I've realized that's not the problem.. The actual wheel bearing/ hub must have moved with the axle being lose. How can I get this back into spec or what should I do? Looking at the other side it looks flat when u look at the wheel bearing, this side there about a few mm difference between the plastic and the metal. Please help need to get this right!
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Axle nut.

And loose or off?

The wheel bearing is likely toast as it needs the axle nut to maintain pressure to hold the tapered bearing together under load.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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Axle nut.

And loose or off?

The wheel bearing is likely toast as it needs the axle nut to maintain pressure to hold the tapered bearing together under load.
This +1.

You likely killed the bearing.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Axle but was on but loose, yeah it looks like the bearing moved a little or something. Is a wheel bearing something I could replace????
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Axle but was on but loose, yeah it looks like the bearing moved a little or something. Is a wheel bearing something I could replace????
On what car?
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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At this point you probably need a new bearing, seals, axel nut (you are not supposed to reuse axel nuts) and hub.

If you drove it with loose axel nut and it moved enough to damage the ABS, then you probably messed all the stuff I mentioned up.

Also, if you are not familiar with how the wheel bearing works, then your options are:

Take it to some one to fix ($$$$).

Read up on what it takes to repair it all (not hard to do, but several very special tools are required). Depending on the repair method you may or may not need an alignment.($$-$$$).

Get a junkyard knuckle/hub assembly ($). The junkyard route is easy, but its all used so you don't know how long the used bearing will last and you will need an alignment too.

Oh, and fill out your profile, so we know what kind of car, year, model etc, etc.!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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Should be about $300 plus parts if you use the stealership.
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