ball bearings mercedes benz 15 passenger van

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Old 08-20-07, 05:23 PM
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ball bearings mercedes benz 15 passenger van

Yesterday my driver had to stop really fast. Afterwards the front wheel on the drivers side started making a continuous noise. The repair shop says the ball bearing need replaced. If that is true does both sides need to be replaced or just the side making the noise.
 
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Front wheel bearings should be replaced at the same time.

What type of noise is it making? A humming type noise?
 
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Old 08-23-07, 02:04 PM
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I'd hesitate to trust that diagnosis just based on "noise". I've never seen a bearing go bad just because of one panic stop. I'd examine the brakes. The brakes can often make a noise that is mistaken for bad bearings.
 
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Like maybe the caliper not retracting? Maybe it's getting a little hot down there and dragging too.
 
 

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