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Unread 03-07-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Thinking this terrible noise might be wheel bearings...what do you think about these?

Wheel bearings


I got this wierd rattle grind terrible noise from front end that i cant figure out...was going to replace u-joints and have been really leaning towards my wheel bearings being bad....

what do you think of the above items? seems cheap. although i dont know if i need the whole asymbly or not. can you direct me to more info?

the lame google search for the forum didnt tell me much...got a lot of cherokee links....

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Unread 03-07-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Go to http://www.rockauto.com and get the Timken ones for $77.89 each, instead of the knock offs for $100.99 if you need them.
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Unread 03-07-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Do Not Buy Cheap. I did it once and the new set of bearings made the same noise as the old bad ones. Then I replaced them with a good set and the problem went away. This also goes for heater cores, ask me how I know that also. Bottom line you get what you pay for.

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Unread 03-07-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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Do Not Buy Cheap. I did it once and the new set of bearings made the same noise as the old bad ones. Then I replaced them with a good set and the problem went away. This also goes for heater cores, ask me how I know that also. Bottom line you get what you pay for.

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Timken is a well known and respected brand name, unlike the other one called OE Brand that is more expensive. I'll take the Timken's any day over those, even if the prices were reversed.
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Big tires, done right, are FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Deal with it, or don't go there.
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I live in the land where they salt cure roadkill.
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98 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0L, Auto, Stock Totaled, parted out and scrapped
96 Jeep XJ Sport, parted out and scrapped

Tummy Tuck without a body lift. Finished!!

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Unread 03-08-2009, 06:45 AM   #5
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I agree the Timken are the best. I purchased a cheep Chinese made unit that didn't even last 1 year. Replaced it with a Timken bearing unit and no problems since.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 07:20 AM   #6
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that seems like valuable info. thanks guys. will definitely go with the good brand.

what symptoms do you experience when your wheel bearings need replacing? At slow speeds, high speeds etc.
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