Front wheel bearings in 98 Mark VIII?

turn_on68

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Do these cars not have front wheel bearings that can be removed and greased like my Suburban? I have looked on line for new bearings in case mine are shot but to no avail.
 

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noise or play in the bearing. any play at all is bad. there should be none.
a grinding or humming or crunching noise when turning.
they don't spin smoothly.
stuff like that.
 

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Raise wheel off ground, grab tire at 6 & 12 'clock and push/pull. Spin wheel- place hand on LCA/UCA- should be no vibration. They are a ZERO tolerance bearing (as opposed to your Burb, where a little wiggle is OK)
And yes Timken, or National are the bearings to go with
 

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Thanks for the info. I will do that. I'm going to pull rotors and all, I should check bearings because that would be the time to do it.
 

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The last 2 sets I changed on our cars were at 100,000 miles. The originals had no play and sounded ok on the car. I new they were done with simply because of the miles. You can easily tell a difference between old 100K mile bearings and new OEm ones when you spin them side by side off the car. It is so obvious.
 

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