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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing/ hub

Can wheel bearings making a pop or crack noise when making a hard turn or hitting bumps?? Wheel is wobbly and ball joints and everything seems to be solid.

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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Can wheel bearings making a pop or crack noise when making a hard turn or hitting bumps?? Wheel is wobbly and ball joints and everything seems to be solid.
Yep, or your wheel might not be seated correctly. You can check to make sure by removing the wheel, brake calipers, and rotor, then see how much the bearing moves. If there's any play in it, replace it as soon as possible.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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I'd check the axle shaft as well, if you have the cv style (which I think most zjs have) then I'd check to see if the boot on the shaft is torn like this boot.

I'm guessing you jacked the wheel up and pushed at the 6 and 12 o' clock to determine the wheel was wobbly? If so then I'd start with replacing the hub and check the boots, if the boots are okay then just do the hub, if they're torn then do both.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone. Mines the solid axle with u joints so I'm almost positive it would be the hub then. Thanks again everyone.
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