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Here's the situation I can't afford to replace the front wheel bearing ( drivers side) at the moment it is making quite a bit of noise. I was wondering is there any way that you know of whereby I could pack the bearing with grease to quieten it down ? until I can find the funds to replace it.


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I don't think so unless the bearing is already dry - and I don't think there is any adjustment to make either.

What are the symptoms you have?

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Post by ken newbold »

A much easier and probably cheaper way is to replace the offending hub.

Not sure if I have one for a turbo diesel, assuming they're different from the n/a diesel as they have thicker driveshafts, also whether or not your car has ABS has to be taken into consideration.

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Front wheel bearings cost around 20 euro here, and for 38 euro you can get a full SKF front wheel bearing kit for a BX. And I don't think it's too bad a job to do by yourself, if you just can borrow someone's hydraulic press for a few minutes. Surely there's someone around with one?

Quite a straightforward job:
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All BX 16s and above including diesels have the same hub. The only difference is the ABS fittings and ABS hubs will fit onto either an ABS or a non ABS car and vice versa.

Bearings are cheap on ebay 12-14GBP and as Ken says find a garage with an available press and that is all it will cost you or pay a garage for an hour or two's work and jobs done.

There is nothing worse than a noisy wheel bearing. I changed all twelve of mine three years ago and the cars are so much quieter now.................Except one of the fronts has just gone noisy again so I will have to change that again soon.
Actually I keep a spare set of hubs with new bearings in ready for just such an eventuality so all I have to do is swap it out with the noisy one and change the bearing at my leisure.
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it is a diesel with abs and turbo. I wish I had the funds to buy the bearing let alone get a garage to change it.

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as others have said just find a good S/H front hub and swap it over
Jaba wrote:Except one of the fronts has just gone noisy again so I will have to change that again soon.
BX bearings very seldom fail so maybe you are not doing the hub nut up tight enough,


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