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Burns

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subbie has weird sound in the rear at different speeds, google says it's probably my wheel bearing.

seems like i'll have to live with it for a month until i move to new house (garage is a mess, moving, etc) (don't even have room to put jack stands on it to wiggle and spin the wheels for a real test)

already bought the 32mm socket and air hammer

i hope i won't have to resort to the slide hammer
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What kind of incline does your drive way have and do you have a level sidewalk running through it?

If you just want to get it in the air to do a wiggle test, buy some wheel chocks for the fronts and use the level sidewalk to jack the rear from. I don't know if I would get too far under it though (an arm at most), and use a spotter (the wife) if you need to reach under the car.

Small semi-related story:
I thought I had bearing issues shortly after I had bought my car; before I got it up in the air. It had a weird clinking sound at low speeds, that I could only hear when the radio was off, or the windows were down.​
After going through a bunch of diagnostics, it ended up being missing bump stops on my shocks. The previous owner lowered the car, which caused the shocks to bottom out more often and ended up breaking the rubber stops. This in turn caused a washer, that normally sits on the top side of the stops, to clink against the top of the shocks when going over bumps. I replaced the stops, but they just broke again after a couple years.​

 

Lanx

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What kind of incline does your drive way have and do you have a level sidewalk running through it?

If you just want to get it in the air to do a wiggle test, buy some wheel chocks for the fronts and use the level sidewalk to jack the rear from. I don't know if I would get too far under it though (an arm at most), and use a spotter (the wife) if you need to reach under the car.

Small semi-related story:
I thought I had bearing issues shortly after I had bought my car; before I got it up in the air. It had a weird clinking sound at low speeds, that I could only hear when the radio was off, or the windows were down.​
After going through a bunch of diagnostics, it ended up being missing bump stops on my shocks. The previous owner lowered the car, which caused the shocks to bottom out more often and ended up breaking the rubber stops. This in turn caused a washer, that normally sits on the top side of the stops, to clink against the top of the shocks when going over bumps. I replaced the stops, but they just broke again after a couple years.​

the driveway slope is minor like 10degrees and the sidewalk seems level, but my hoa doesn't allow repairs in the driveway (in the garage is fine), i mean no one cares tbh, but i'm moving out soon so i don't want to ruffle feathers.
 

BrutulTM

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So the transfer case in our 2013 F350 had a "rapid unscheduled disassembly" as Elon Musk would say, at 70mph yesterday. I was going downhill, no trailer, no load and all of a sudden it lost power and started fishtailing. I pulled over thinking I blew a tire and put it in park and to my surprise it kept rolling. Uh oh. Pretty dramatic, gear oil and transfer case parts all over the road. One of them stuck in the rear tire and it went flat immediately. Luckily I was only 5 miles out of town and a tow truck showed up in about 15 minutes. Hauled it to my mechanic who said "You really know how to break stuff". Remains to be seen if there is damage to the transmission or who knows what else. Sucks but it could have been worse. It had been pulling a trailer non-stop for the two weeks before that and it would have been much more inconvenient if it happened in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of cows on the back. No clue what happened. It had been making a clicking noise off and on, mostly when turning so I figured there was a stick or something stuck somewhere that was touching the tire but I didn't actually investigate. No clue if that was related. I'm pretty sure it wasn't in 4WD and the gearbox clearly had oil in it since it left a big slick on the road and then completely coated the back of the tow truck when he winched it on. Already dreading the price tag.
 
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Burnem Wizfyre

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Ordered a tonneau cover from Amazon and paid to get it installed since I can’t do it myself, physically impossible for a person to lift the thing by himself to put it in position unless maybe you’re the guy who plays the mountain. Amazons matching system sucks, was the wrong one. Started a return and the guy talked to the lady and told them they cost me $125 installation and should reimburse me for it as well, which they did and then he showed me the model number I needed. Went back to Amazon and found the model number and the description and the price are different, sizable difference, $500 difference so I plan to gamble on getting the model number I’m ordering which is correct according to Retrax but described differently and priced differently on Amazon.

Amazons matching system for parts for your vehicle sucks, but at least I’m getting free installation out of this because I paid the company the $125 and was refunded the money through a courtesy credit and told me when I get the right size cover to come in no additional charge.