Squeaking noise after installing new wheel bearings

Tiny
SYSTEMFAILURE
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER NEON
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Got a question to ask, not sure if its been covered before (probably has).
Both front wheel bearings on my 2000 neon sang like canaries, so I took off the hub assemblies and took them in to a machine shop together with the new bearings and asked them to press the new ones in for me.
All went well, until I started driving - I immediately noticed a squeaking noise coming from the right front wheel that got faster as the car went faster, and disappeared when I pushed the brakes.
Had a look at the brake disc/rotor, and it seemed as though it was warped (although this sound was not there until after the new bearing).
So I got new Discs and pads for both sides, but the noise was still there. After driving about 450Km, the noise slightly intensified and when I drove slowly and hung out the window to look at the wheel, I noticed a definite wabble(?) Or warp in the rotation of the wheel.
But, no vibration while driving or applying brakes.

So, Could this be a hub that is warped? Possibly damaged when removing the old inner part of the bearing? Caliper maybe not properly installed?

I really love this car, and fixed just about everything else on it, so I would be grateful of any answers or opinions or help.

Thanks you guys
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 5:00 AM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you may have a brake backing plate touching the rotor which is common here is the instructions on how to change the bearing correctly so you can recheck your work.

This guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-cv-axle-bearing

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply, although I must add I didn't do the work it was the rotor touching the braking plat, all fixed

I appreciate your help
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 6:53 AM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 6:58 AM
Tiny
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How to replace rear wheel bearing with diagram.
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Monday, June 1st, 2020 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Removal┬ &┬ Installation

1. Wheel┬ bearing┬ is┬ replaced┬ with┬ hub┬ as┬ an┬ assembly.┬ Raise┬ and┬ support┬ vehicle.┬ Remove┬ wheel.┬ Remove┬ brake┬ drum.┬ If┬ vehicle┬ is┬ equipped┬ with┬ disc┬ brakes, ┬ remove┬ brake┬ caliper┬ and┬ rotor.┬ DO┬ NOT┬ allow
caliper┬ to┬ hang┬ by┬ brake┬ hose.┬ Always┬ support┬ caliper┬ assembly┬ with┬ wire.
2. On┬ all┬ models, ┬ remove┬ dust┬ cap.┬ Remove┬ hub┬ nut.┬ Remove┬ hub.┬ To┬ install, ┬ reverse┬ removal┬ procedure.┬ Use┬ a┬ NEW┬ hub┬ nut.┬ Tighten┬ all┬ nuts┬ and┬ bolts┬ to┬ specification.┬ See TORQUE┬ SPECIFICATIONS┬ table.

Hub nut torque 160 ft lbs. By the way it's a dodge not a chrysler
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