Rear Wheel Hub Assembly

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John Doe, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I have a 2003 Santa Fe FWD and the rear end seems to have a "growling" sound
    when turning to the left at road speeds. occasionally in straight stretches
    it flares up a bit also. It Sounds like a bearing but since the car has had
    repairs on that quarter due to an accident, I don't want to have the dealer
    warranty the parts.

    Hyundaitech, I want to replace the bearing hub assembly and the Spindle too
    I would guess. Any tips or idea on the cost. I am fairly good at most
    repairs so the prospect does not bother me.
    Thanks in advance
    John Doe, Nov 28, 2004
  2. John Doe

    Bob Bailin Guest

    Parts & list prices may be obtained at
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    After logging in and clicking on the Bell&Howell picture, enter your
    car's VIN for best results. Add items you're interested in to the
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    Bob Bailin, Nov 28, 2004
  3. John Doe

    hyundaitech Guest

    I've never done this on a Santa Fe, but I would imagine the hub/bearing
    assembly just unbolts and comes right off. The spindle may be a different
    issue. It may be part of the rear suspension member. If you want to check
    whether this is actually the noise, lift the rear wheel in question off the
    ground, get under the car, and have a helper spin the wheel. If you put a
    long screwdriver from the back of the spindle area to your ear, you can
    probably hear the bearing if it's noisy. You could do the same on the
    other side if you wanted to compare noise levels. I just did one on a
    Sonata that was on the side of the car opposite from where I thought it
    was coming from. I managed to get it right by listening like I mentioned
    hyundaitech, Nov 28, 2004
  4. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Thanks for the info. I went through the steps but the items will not add to
    the shopping cart. Although it looks a little clearer, I am Still stuck.
    As I was looking for advice on the R&R I will hope others pass by with
    advice as well.
    John Doe, Nov 29, 2004
  5. John Doe

    Bob Bailin Guest

    Make sure you allow cookies & popup windows for this site.
    Check the items you want to buy, click on the Add to Cart
    button at the top of the page. A confirming window will popup.
    You may have to select a default dealership entry first for
    the shopping cart.

    Bob Bailin, Nov 29, 2004
  6. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Interesting, I have no (add to Cart) button on the page top. I will turn off
    my pop-up blocker and try again.

    Thanks for the advice. It looks pretty basic on the webtech site. The
    exploded view is easy to read and I just wanted to get an idea on any tricks
    or tips.
    With the noise being more apparent under load, (with the vehicle weight
    pushing outward) The right side is my guess, and other riders in the car
    seem to feel it on that side also. I will try the mechanics stethescope I
    have in my tool box and compare the 2 wheels. I Have not needed it for many
    years, but that is why I kept it.

    Thanks again, Let me know if you think of anything else.
    John Doe, Nov 29, 2004
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