BAD WHEEL BEARING, DONT KNOW WHAT SIDE

Scott Cramer
0

Asked by Scott Aug 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a bad wheel bearing but i dont know what side, if i turn a sharp left it makes more noise than if i make a sharp right

3 Answers

Michael Kane
6,915

If it is the front wheel bearing it is a good idea to replace both at the same time.

yetilikesbeer
3,925

Sharp left puts more weight on both left tires and vise versa. It's best to jack up each wheel and check them independantly though. You must be N to check the fronts (use e-brake or blocks). E-brake off and P to check the back. If you are going to do the fronts the ball joints should be done and check the brakes. Are you a do it yourself 'er. Some special tools are required.

Devon Kimball
20

Whichever direction you turn the wheel the opposite side receives the weight Just like when everything slides on your dash if not secure The inertia will put your vehicles weight into the outside tires This is called curb weight. Turn left and hear moaning or hard steering; right bearing. :-)

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Grand Am
Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?
CarGurus has 2,861 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 4,160
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 910
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
215 Great Deals out of 5,794 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang"
1,099 Great Deals out of 25,208 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,937 Great Deals out of 57,410 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,644 Great Deals out of 63,709 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord"
1,404 Great Deals out of 73,643 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima"
1,763 Great Deals out of 73,482 listings starting at $1,587
Used Toyota Camry"
2,068 Great Deals out of 73,893 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic"
858 Great Deals out of 48,022 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
740 Great Deals out of 29,534 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Cavalier"
34 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
90 Great Deals out of 2,683 listings starting at $875
Used Pontiac Firebird"
27 Great Deals out of 873 listings starting at $2,840
Used Ford Focus"
1,700 Great Deals out of 57,594 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $2,695
2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $1,888
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 89 listings starting at $1,650