They're sealed bearings - you have to replace them. Cost is between $200
and $300. You'll need a large (3/4" drive - somewhere around 1-11/16")
socket for the axle nut, and a 12-point 14mm socket for the hub bolts. A
hub puller is nice to have, but not a necessity.
When you go to get the bearing (you can get this at a parts store, like
NAPA, AutoZone, etc.) they'll need to know if you have 4-wheel ABS or not.
Sounds like your brake pads may be getting low? Rolling element
bearings rumble, not squeek.
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I had the same irritating noise in an '84 T-Bird. Only the passenger side.
Only at slow speeds. Only when next to a building or tall curb with the window
Car drove just fine, no issues at all. I repacked and adjusted the
More than once. Checked the pads. Checked everything I could think of. More
I was just about to decide to live with it. Then I found a loose wheel
on the inside of the wheel. Tightened that up, and the noise went away.
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