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Old 02-03-2007, 03:32 AM   #1
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I went to the dealer to replace my bearings about a week ago, the car seems to have similar noise from before-but not as loud. You know, the whining noise. It does not become louder at any speed. I did provide the bearings for the dealer. Is this normal for new bearings, or could it be something else? MY02 WRX 97k miles. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:22 AM   #2
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I went to the dealer to replace my bearings about a week ago, the car seems to have similar noise from before-but not as loud. You know, the whining noise. It does not become louder at any speed. I did provide the bearings for the dealer. Is this normal for new bearings, or could it be something else? MY02 WRX 97k miles. Thanks.
What bearing are we talking about? Axle/wheel bearings? Main bearings? Rod bearings?
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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sorry. the front wheel bearings.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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if you suspect it's the bearings again

take it back to the dealer and have them inspect/repair under warranty


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Old 02-04-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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somone just hooked me up with this info....

you know that "grease" that the wheel bearings come with? well that is NOT wheel bearing grease! it is put there purely to keep the bearings from rusting during shipping and has ZERO lubricating properties. Well, alot of people mistake that grease for a fully packed wheel bearing, and just go ahead and install them......a few miles later the wheel bearing is already out of grease and now is spinning itsself to destruction!

Make sure you completly REPACK the wheel bearing with grease before installing !
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Dealer worked on it, so I'm hoping that they did. I am also thinking that it might be the calipers not releasing the brake pads all the way (the caliper cylinders looked rusty). Maybe warped disks or something. I don't know. Thanks again.
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somone just hooked me up with this info....

you know that "grease" that the wheel bearings come with? well that is NOT wheel bearing grease! it is put there purely to keep the bearings from rusting during shipping and has ZERO lubricating properties. Well, alot of people mistake that grease for a fully packed wheel bearing, and just go ahead and install them......a few miles later the wheel bearing is already out of grease and now is spinning itsself to destruction!

Make sure you completly REPACK the wheel bearing with grease before installing !
Good to know! Thanks for the info.
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