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    Hello all

    I drove a tad over 250 miles today for the holiday and I'm hearing an odd noise from the rear. What is the best way to check the rear bearings on these lovely cars? Should it leave the wheel on and just yank on the it or should I take the wheel and drum off and just move the hub itself. Any opinions would be lovely.

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    Here's Blue's Tech Tip for replacing them, http://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/r...ngs/index.html

    You might get an idea from it.

    Hopefully it's in your brakes, this looks like a PITA.
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    I'd leave the wheels on and grab the tires and rock them around up/down and side/side. You need the mechanical amplification of the tire diameter to feel for looseness. If you are measuring right at the hub, the amount of movement is reduced because your fulcrum is shorter.

    Mine were pretty loose and even as loose as they were, I couldn't really tell by grabbing just the hub.

    And yeah... It's a PITA.

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