Wheel bearing issues - Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
strange6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dayton, Oh
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Wheel bearing issues

So, I believe I have a wheel bearing going out. Here is what I know, When I'm driving and turn the steering wheel to the left (even slightly) I get a loud humming noise. also when I'm doing a hard turn into a parking spot I get what sounds like a mild rubbing sound.

If it is just a wheel bearing, is there anywhere specific I should stay away from buying them or just look for them at my local Mazda dealership.

06 speed6 Black Mica #01293 Corksport SRI HKS BOV Meagan Racing Springs CorkSport Front license plate relocation kit Borla 3'' XR-1
strange6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Registered User
 
Drizzoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,572
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Thanks: 108
Thanked 332 Times in 279 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 8 Times in 7 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Drizzoh Send a message via MSN to Drizzoh Send a message via Yahoo to Drizzoh
Mostly likely not a wheel bearing. Sounds more like you busted a ball joint on one of the front control arms. Given the age of these vehicles, they are becoming a very common problem. Get the front wheels off and inspect the bj's, tie rods, bushings and all axle boots. If anything is ripped, spewing grease or torn - time to replace.

Wheel bearings generally emit problems all of the time regardless of what type of driving, not specifically turning.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Andrew |

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Drizzoh is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 11:57 PM
Learners License
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
its the wheel bearing. mine is doing the same, i will be replacing it by the weekend on my 03 v6. i also had a previous caliper issue which i think may have led to the bearing failure because of heat. i have done and replaced about 100 wheel bearings in my shop in the last 3 years. sounds just like you described.
idriveafastcar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome