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it´s me again, with another car injury, this time, no clue how it happened. the drivers side rear axle is making a sound when i turn, a thud sound, and you can grab the tire and move it in and out, and still have the sound, and yes, the lug nuts are tight. it just drives me crazy when turning to the left, hearing the slight clunking noise. car still handles fine. i may just keep an eye on it, but still drive it.
 

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okay, found out what the sound is. the inner bearing on the drivers side exploded. and no i´m not kidding. there´s bearing pieces where there was a bearing. it´s not healthy. well, looks like it´s off to advanced auto parts for me...
 

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If you can grab your wheel and shake it usually it is the bearing.I had a freak thing happen to me one time on the freeway.Every one was goin about 55mph and every one starts jammin there binders,when I hit mine the left front outside brake shoe just like decintrigrated throwing sparks all over and welding little metal shavings to the inside of my rim.The reason this was freak is cause the shoes were only a month old.All I can figure is they musta had a weakness in them from the manufacturer.Of course I lost my reciept so the new shoes and rotor came out of my pocket, instead of the parts manufacturers.
 

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PTMD, I had that same thing happen, put on new brakes, was in the 2nd month and had to jam hard to avoid a slowdown on the highway. Right front pad exploded, could hear the pieces in the wheel well. Nothing you can do but listen to the rivets eat the rotor as it slows down to a stop. It´s a sickening feeling because you know it´s not just the pad anymore. It´s become rotor and whatever else got screwed up.
 

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that sucks,I think the companies that make brakes should have the FHTSA all over em by now.I guess we both got lucky not to crash into some one else.But It took me almost as long to get the shavings out of my rim as it did to change the brakes.hey but there´s icing on my cake, the last person to do the rear bearings used the wrong hub nut retainer so the cotter pin wasn´t even touching the slots and the drivers side was loose while the passenger side was getting tighter.
 
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