I'm not sure the 2 are related, unless that is grease is being forced out because the wheel bearing ate itself.
The nut holding the rotor/bearings is staked. That is how it is kept from coming loose. The grease seems to indicate that the bearing seal has failed, and it should be a unit sealed bearing, so the bearing itself has likely failed/overheated. How many miles?I didn't spin the wheel once the tire was off. I checked my pads and I had more material on the inner than the outer. I didn't measure that but it looked like 1/2" inner and 1/4" outer. My brakes have been squealing for quite sometime, though.
I wasn't able to reproduce the dragging sound once I left the particular parking lot I was in. But now, I'm just more concerned with this leaking grease. I didnt touch it but it wasn't flowing like watery condensation - just seemed like goo.
Is the bearing supposed to have that bend in it?
umm, bumper-to-bumper is 3 year/36,000 miles. He MIGHT find his dealer will cover it on goodwill, but he's 2,000 miles beyond the warranty unless he has an extended warranty.With 38K on the car, it is still under warranty. Call your dealership and have them come pick it up and fix it.
umm, bumper-to-bumper is 3 year/36,000 miles. He MIGHT find his dealer will cover it on goodwill, but he's 2,000 miles beyond the warranty unless he has an extended warranty.
:1pat: Yep your right. Boy do I feel stupid. Trying to turn that jack with a 4 inch screwdriver was kind of a pain.