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Old 04-17-2019, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Grinding front left wheel

Hey guys I get like a groaning grinding sound at low speeds from the front left wheel... I have replaced the wheel bearings and it made no change to this. Brake pads are new so that’s not the issue... could it be the carrier bearings?
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Also best way to check those bearings?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What year?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really depends what year, what vehicle etc.

Given your detailed analysis Id say its a fetzer valve.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The 7th Fetzer? I hope so.

Hope he knows it’s all about the Quaker State and ball bearings these days...

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Really depends what year, what vehicle etc.

Given your detailed analysis I’d say it’s a fetzer valve.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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New brake pads can still grind....when the caliper is stuck.

Put old pads on and see if that helps. if you no longer have them try it without brake pads, it shouldn't grind if the pads were at fault. NOTE: Be careful driving as it may pull hard to right at times, especially when you panic....and you WILL....LOL

PS. Best way to check those bearings? Shake them, if they rattle like a can of spray paint...they no good.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Along with year,make, model.. How are you sure it's coming from the left side? Heard lots of people say their left side is grinding, groaning, moaning, skreeching, etc. and when I'd start looking, it was the right side. Misdirection, being that your closer to the front left at and what not
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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flip the brake pads around
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just keep throwing new parts at it. Much easier than actually looking at it to see what needs fixed.
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Haha good points gents
It’s a Dana 44 front axle from the 70s Chevy.
The pads were worn which is the reason I swapped them out.
The bearings I have no idea when they were changed so for good measure I switched them out because I didn’t know their history.
PO didn’t mention anything wrong with it.
The calipers on this thing have bad bleeder screws( PO jacked them up with pliers it looks like)
Maybe I’ll try harder to get those off and bleed the brakes to eliminate the calipers as an issue
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Along with year,make, model.. How are you sure it's coming from the left side? Heard lots of people say their left side is grinding, groaning, moaning, skreeching, etc. and when I'd start looking, it was the right side. Misdirection, being that your closer to the front left at and what not
That’s possible
I have gotten both wheels off the ground and spun the wheel and didn’t really find anything screaming at me
I checked the wheel for play... took the wheel off and checked the hub for play. Didn’t see much
The driver spindle did look like it took a few hits from a hammer then was filed to get the burrs off?
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Check the front driveshaft at the t-case, may be getting a residual spin of the shaft and find a bad CV. You didn't mention whether or not this is in 2wd or 4wd
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Does it jave the shitty tin dust shields? Is it bent over and rubbing the rotor?
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Check the front driveshaft at the t-case, may be getting a residual spin of the shaft and find a bad CV. You didn't mention whether or not this is in 2wd or 4wd
D44 with front shaft installed

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Does it jave the shitty tin dust shields? Is it bent over and rubbing the rotor?
Yes
I’ll check on that too it’s got 20s in so I should be able to see it
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PO didnt mention anything wrong with it.

Wow, that's a rarity!!

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Check the front driveshaft at the t-case, may be getting a residual spin of the shaft and find a bad CV.
Up till this point we didn't know if it was even a 4wd vehicle, let alone if it had a T-case at all...or it being CV equipped! LOL
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