Let’s get ready to (stop that) rumble

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We received a call from a customer who said that his vehicle had a rumble at the rear that was getting worse. I said that it was possibly a wheel bearing.

Sometimes, it is really difficult to “quantify” why a job takes longer than quoted but on this occasion it was easy as we’ve done it quite a few times.

The customer was warned the job may not get completed in one day and also made aware of the potential problems – this was before we even started!

The problem was related to the rear wheel bearing. Despite having a full complement of tools, the bearing was welded to the half-shaft.

Our only reasonable course of action was to purchase a good used shaft and then put the new bearing on the shaft. Once this was done, the rumble promptly disappeared.

Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.