I had a chipped bearing on a bike once,
Had to ride it at walking pace it was so bad,
Pedestrians gawping as I rode by with what sounded like a cat strapped to the front wheel,
on each rotation when it hit the bad point it screamed!!
And there was absolutely no bearing play to be detected.
Once I got the bearing out I discovered the seal had let go and water had got in to the races,
Water= rust so shot bearing.
As stated by previous respondent some time having it on the ramp just doesn't show anything up as no load on the bearing.
But I can usually hear it with my mechanic stethoscope and someone in the air keeping the car running and the wheels turning under drive.
Posted on Friday 22nd of June 2018Don't understand this? Ask a question