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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Roaring from the front end.

I am thinking that I have some real issues with my truck. I started to notice the noice soon after I bought it 2 mos. ago. The noise used to be noticeable only at interstate speeds on curves. The noise started to get even more noticeable on straight aways at interstate speed. Now it is there basically at all speeds. I believe this is a headache coming soon if I don't take care of it. I am getting ready to do a brake job so I figured I'll try to replace the wheel bearings. Maybe that will help. Anybody have any suggestions. It has crossed my mine that it could even be a CV. I hope not but if it is oh well. It only has 74,xxx on it.
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Re: Roaring from the front end.

No, it's not a CV joint. You're probably right about the wheel bearing. It's easy to check too... just jack it up and try to wiggle the wheel in several different directions. It should have no play. If it does, also check your ball joints and tie rod ends to eliminate them as possible problems. If you don't find any problems, rotate the tires and get a wheel alignment. These (especially as a combination) are a great source of strange noises. Keep posting...we'll find the prob!
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Re: Roaring from the front end.

I found out this morning that it was the front driver's side hub bearing assembly. From the different shops that I talked to they said that is a common problem that they see from the S10 Blazers. This weekend it will be replaced. Thanks for all the support ad help. This truck will be a nice one if I get the kinks worked out.
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Re: Roaring from the front end.

Glad to hear you found the prob. Sorry to hear it's the bearings. You may ask if they can (or will) replace just the bearings as opposed to the entire hub assembly. The reason- cost. A hub assembly from auto zone is around $129, whereas the bearings are $10 and $11. Big difference!!!! Anyhow, good luck.
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Re: Roaring from the front end.

The bearings are sealed. I have alreadey bought the hub I'd rather just replace it. I have heard quite a few horror stories about these trucks front diveline.
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Re: Roaring from the front end.

Well I finally got it fixed. It definitely was the driver's side front hub assembly. It was relatively easy to replace. thank god for air tools and good friends to give you a hand. it no longer sounds like I have mud tires on it.
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