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Old 04-11-2014, 08:13 AM
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I have a 2014 wrangler 4 door. How would I know if the ball bearings are going already on the drivers side front tire. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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that seems highly unlikely, what makes you think they are shot?

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
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Jack up the wheel so it's off the ground, grab the top and bottom of the tire and try to rock the wheel (push back with upper hand, pull with lower and reverse). You shouldn't feel any movement.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:33 AM
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The reason why I ask is bc when I drive it sounds like my tire is flat. But the pressure is good. FYI I'm driving on trail grapplers
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Probably just road noise from the tires.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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The reason why I ask is bc when I drive it sounds like my tire is flat. But the pressure is good. FYI I'm driving on trail grapplers
Sounds like the tire is flat? a truly flat tire sounds quite nasty, really doubt is that. I think what you hear is the inherent sound of block tread and how the jeep distributes weight on corners due to the solid axles.
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Sounds like the tire is flat? a truly flat tire sounds quite nasty, really doubt is that. I think what you hear is the inherent sound of block tread and how the jeep distributes weight on corners due to the solid axles.
This. Plus, it might be a good idea to rotate the tires and see if the sound travels to the rear. The tire could have a balance issue if the tread is wearing evenly.

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