Hi guys. I would like to add a comment of value. The top reason for a noisy new wheel bearing is improper installation procedures. Specifically, the axle nut must be tightened to specs before any vehicle weight is placed on it. It's mostly do-it-yourselfers who set the car on the ground so the tire will keep the wheel from turning so they can tighten the nut. At that point the bearing has been damaged. I even saw this happen to two new front bearings on a car with no engine or transmission. It was in the body shop being repaired for crash damage, and was pushed outside while waiting for parts. Once I got the car for the alignment, both bearings had to be replaced again.
It is a simple step to stick a tool in the rotor's cooling fins so the axle nut can be tightened. Do not know if this applies to this car, but it is worth considering.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:42 PM