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Well, it has been awhile since I have logged on here, thought I would have to re-register. On the passenger side the rear wheel I can grab hold of it and shake it back and forth and it has a fair bit of play in it, I thought wheel bearings but when the car it jacked up and the wheel off I can not move it at all...I dunno what it is.

A few weeks ago it was cold as....well a canadian winter out and the drivers side rear end was sagging, like bad. Strut was frozen. I put a heater under it and let it thaw out and it has seemed to be fine since then. It is not supposed to do that is it?
When I jacked up the back end it wouldnt ever come down, lifted the whole unit with it.

Anyone know why any of this is happening?
 

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About the play- still sounds like a wheel bearing to me. Think about it- with the wheel on, you have a 'lever' when moving the hub and checking for play. With the wheel off, it would take much more effort to move a hub that has play in it.
IMHO you're looking at a hub replacement (I don't think you can buy bearings separately, at least for the gen3 they only sell you the complete hub assembly)
 

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Gen2 you can buy the bearing without the hub. That was the look I had on my face when I heard that the strut was frozen...dunno....threw a space heater under it for and hour and it came down..If it was not frozen..is there any other ideas?

You would think that the bearing would be getting worse would you not? I have been driving it like that for months now and no change.

ANyway, thanks for the input.

Michael
 

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mabey the struts are freezeind because they are warren out. They may need replacement. Have it cheacked by someone you know and trust that knows a lot about struts. You want to make sure you will not get screwed.
 

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have a question I want to ask a Canadian. This summer while traveling threw Canada from Niagra falls to Minnesota I notice I was over due for an oil change. I was woundering if on the off chance you may know the name of the place I went to. I can't remeber but I never seen one in the US. It was a jiffy lube looking place that let you watch as they work. I found it interesting that they would let you watch and explain to you what their doing and how to do it. My family had the windstar and I know how to change oil but we also had a bad belt and I did't know how to change that but they explaned everything to me. Awsome place.
 
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