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    Question Is it my bearings? Is it safe to drive?

    Hi Guys!

    I heard some, what sounded like, metal on metal screeching today while going round a roundabout. So when I got home I got the car in the air. All the pads are fine, but when I removed the calipers off my drivers side front (that disc was really hot!) and spun the wheel it made a god-awful screeching from what sounds like the back of the hub. This doesn't happen on the off side.

    1. Is this my bearings?
    2. Can I still drive it?
    3. Is this expensive to get fixed?
    4. Can I do it myself, if so do I need to buy the whole hub?

    Any help would be really appreciated!

    Thanks,

    J
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    backplate touching disk?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingerflyer View Post
    backplate touching disk?.
    I had this happen on mine.... if it is just bend it back out
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    Cheers guys!

    Sounds a hell of a lot cheaper than the alternative. I will give it a go tomorrow!

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