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Front wheel play
#1
Hi

I found another problem on my car.
Left front wheel has a play in/out of about 1mm.

Is this the wheel bearing? There is no noise, but there is a pulsation when braking.

I have bought new discs and wheel bearing.

Does anyone have intructions for changing wheel bearing? What torque is correct for the 36mm bolt?

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#2
Hi jana
the pulsation when braking could be a twisted front disc , if you are changing the bearings fit the new disc. You will probally need a hydraulic press to press out the worn bearings and to fit the new ones.

Suggest you change the discs first then check for wear on the bearings , if they are really worn you will get a whineing/rumbling noise especially when cornering. If there is 1mm. play with the wheel on I would leave it alone but keep an eye on it or an ear on it.! It could also be a slight bit of wear on the steering track rod ends giving it movement

best of luck
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#3
You will get the brakes pulsating if the ABS is kicking in -damaged sensors etc?
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#4
I don't have access to an hydraulic press so i guess i will start with changing the brakes.

I forgot to say that there were no play in the other front wheel.
Is 1mm play acceptable?

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(15-04-2012, 08:49 PM)jana Wrote:  I don't have access to an hydraulic press so i guess i will start with changing the brakes.

I forgot to say that there were no play in the other front wheel.
Is 1mm play acceptable?
What Berlingo have you got? has it got ABS?. age and model.

Is it horizontal or vertical movement?
Horizontal movement could mean bearing or track rod end/steering rack, If vertical it could be bearings or lower suspension arm bushes.

Is your 1 mm measured with the wheel still on the hub. If it is because of the distance from the hub centre to the edge of the tyre it would be negliable but worthy of keeping it in the back of your mind and listen for noises from it. I would say 1mm is acceptable

The driveshaft nut torque = 360 Nm s. (haynes)

let us know please

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(15-04-2012, 09:11 PM)brodfather11 Wrote:  
(15-04-2012, 08:49 PM)jana Wrote:  I don't have access to an hydraulic press so i guess i will start with changing the brakes.

I forgot to say that there were no play in the other front wheel.
Is 1mm play acceptable?
What Berlingo have you got? has it got ABS?. age and model.

Is it horizontal or vertical movement?
Horizontal movement could mean bearing or track rod end/steering rack, If vertical it could be bearings or lower suspension arm bushes.

Is your 1 mm measured with the wheel still on the hub. If it is because of the distance from the hub centre to the edge of the tyre it would be negliable but worthy of keeping it in the back of your mind and listen for noises from it. I would say 1mm is acceptable

The driveshaft nut torque = 360 Nm s. (haynes)

let us know please

Confusedcratch:
I'd say a wheel bearing, and it needs a press to do. Took 12 ton to press mine off and 8 to press the new one on
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#7
Think I'd go for the lower ball joint.
From experience, you can hear rumbling noise when running if it's the bearing.
If it is the bearing, like CG said - your gunna need a decent press and some heat! Confusedunny:
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#8
Thanks for all your help so far!

It is a horizontal movement.
Is the lower ball joint easy to change?
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#9
If it's horizontal, it's most likely to be a track rod end.
With the car on the ground cup your hand around the rod end and what it locates in to. Now get someone to rock the steering wheel side to side.
If there's any play you should feel it.
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#10
Thanks. Will check soon.
It is a 2008 5-door 1.6HDI with ABS.
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