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      08-12-2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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Anybody replace wheel bearings?

I think my front bearings are making noise. Sounds like I have rough tires when I am driving at a slow speed, turning, etc.
I have 100k miles. May change them out soon.should I get cheap ebay bearings? Price is tempting.
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      08-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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Better go with OEM for that
As it's hard to tell if the bearing is in good condition until you put it on.
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      08-12-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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I think my front bearings are making noise. Sounds like I have rough tires when I am driving at a slow speed, turning, etc.
I have 100k miles. May change them out soon.should I get cheap ebay bearings? Price is tempting.
Are you sure its a worn bearing? Try in a smooth straight road, accelerate to when the noise starts and begin a slalom maneuver (turn left and right slowly) and hear for any changes in pitch or tone with the noise.

If it is the bearing best to just replace them with quality brand.
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      08-12-2018, 10:07 PM   #4
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Are you sure its a worn bearing? Try in a smooth straight road, accelerate to when the noise starts and begin a slalom maneuver (turn left and right slowly) and hear for any changes in pitch or tone with the noise.

If it is the bearing best to just replace them with quality brand.
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Avoid Ebay unknown brand you don't want sudden catastrophic failures on critical parts.
i notice the noise mainly during low speed manuevering like in a parking lot. no noise at higher speed. sounds like big truck tires.
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      08-13-2018, 08:33 AM   #5
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Are you sure its a worn bearing? Try in a smooth straight road, accelerate to when the noise starts and begin a slalom maneuver (turn left and right slowly) and hear for any changes in pitch or tone with the noise.

If it is the bearing best to just replace them with quality brand.
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Avoid Ebay unknown brand you don't want sudden catastrophic failures on critical parts.
i notice the noise mainly during low speed manuevering like in a parking lot. no noise at higher speed. sounds like big truck tires.
Is it possible that you have a nail or something else in your tire? Maybe that is causing the noise. Just trying to think outside the box.
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      08-13-2018, 08:53 AM   #6
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Any chance of posting a video on it. Kind of hard to put a thought based on your description.
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Any chance of posting a video on it. Kind of hard to put a thought based on your description.
It's not that loud at all. Wouldn't pick up on video.
Is possible maybe it is my tires? Noticed some slight cupping on the front tires. They are the dws06.
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Yeah I had front left wheel bearing replaced under warranty. Along with front control arms.

It was making a rough grinding sound like I was driving on pebbles all the time. In the beginning it was quiet. After a while it got louder.

Not sure I trust eBay bearings though.
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Yeah I had front left wheel bearing replaced under warranty. Along with front control arms.

It was making a rough grinding sound like I was driving on pebbles all the time. In the beginning it was quiet. After a while it got louder.

Not sure I trust eBay bearings though.
How many miles did you have at the time?
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At 100k miles on heavy x5 - that may be it. It's usually audible on lower speeds and hard to hear on higher speeds due to wind noise, engine noise - until they start to go really bad.

There's mediocre MEVOTECH brand for $45 lol https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...l+bearing,1672

Then there's Meyle for $99 https://www.bavauto.com/bmw-wheel-be...iABEgJOhPD_BwE

For $50 difference - I would go for Meyle - I bet they are even better quality than OEM for half the price.
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Meyle remains subpar to an OEM.

IF you are going down the road of replacement, I would recommend a bearing from one of the larger European bearing operations, noting that they all produce bearings for each other.
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