Driving back from North Wales yesterday with the grandkids, when what started out as a whine soon developed into a loud rumble after about 50 miles.
I have just taken off the LHF hub and knocked out the half shaft and CV joint to have a look. The CV joint seems OK but the hub bearing is the obvious culprit. It feels rough in one place as you rotate it.
I had a home made 20t hydraulic press half completed, so I guess I am going to be busy this week finishing it off so I can fit a new wheel bearing.
While I am at it, I want to replace the top and bottom ball joints in the hub and I see a few of you guys have done it before so would appreciate any tips.
I have not replaced them before. Do the ball joints simply hammer out? or is a special tool needed?