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Old 07-03-2002, 11:47 AM
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Question Rear suspension tierods/thrust arm ???

I have the ever present and annoying click, click click coming from my left rear wheel bearing (190e 2.3-16) I am going to change the entire hub assembly out. I was wondering if there is any adjustments I need to make when I re-install a new hub/bearing. Can I just swap a new rear knee assembly (hubs/tierod/thrust arms) out with out having to adjust anything? Also, is there any aftermarket or OE bushings I can use to upgrade the stock units.??????????
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Old 07-03-2002, 06:08 PM
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Before you do that, if you just want to check for the clicking...Check the emergency brake assembly. A friend of mine had this problem once and one of the springs in the emergency brake assembly had broken. He replaced it and all was good again.
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Old 07-04-2002, 05:13 PM
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Question Is it loud

The wheel bearings are quite strong and don't normally give out unless submerged in water etc. Think you may have a bad CV joint in your axle which while not under load is very hard to detect. Have you checked for a broken boot which may have let the grease escape? If you think a joint is dry, try cutting the band on the shaft side (small) and slide a spray can extension of some white lube under the bellows and shoot some white grease in. Then seal the bellows with a tierap. If the noise goes away you have found the culprit joint. The outers are not rebuildable but the inners are. If you try a used axle, cut both joint collars off and slide the boot down to make sure there is a proper amount of grease in it, then reband it and install.

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PS As always, please tell the forum what you find to resolve your problem. Thanks
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