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I am working on a 2002 Toyota camry, I just changed the

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passenger side axle shaft because...
I am working on a 2002 Toyota camry, I just changed the passenger side axle shaft because it had a bad axle bearing, but now after driving it there is still a sort of grinding noise and the strut is vibrating when I am running in drive at 3000 rpm but the drivers side is not shaking, what do you think?
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Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Did you make sure the axle support bearing is properly installed and clip is tight?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
there are 2 guide pins that the support bearing housing fits onto, to line up then I got the 3 bolts tight, and yes the clip went in with it tight.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Was the old axle with or without abs ring?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It was with.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

And the new one is same?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I got it from are napa auto and we matched them up on the counter.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

You said the strut vibrates at 3k rpm, is the grinding noise present only at that time or at slower speeds too?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don`t here the grinding noise then, but when I am driving down the road at 50 or so you can here it.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Since the noise is present at high speeds, was not present before and no clicking noise. The problem has to be a defective bearing on the axle or something loose.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When you say a defective bearing on the axle do you mean the new axle I just bought or the wheel bearing, because I cannot move the wheel up or down or left or right, I have changed a couple of the wheel bearings on these Toyotas and you could move the wheel a little.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Not the wheel bearing, i mean the center bearing on the axle as that is the only thing that can give a grinding noise that was not present before.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When I put the bearing mount on the bearing and then the clip I checked it for movement before I installed it and there was just a little movement ever so slight but I thought maybe that is normal, the old bearing I could move it more.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Are you taliking about the axle bearing?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am talking about the axle support bearing.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Its not suppose to have play, it should be tight.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Well that is what I thought, so when I put the bracket on the bearing then the clip, then I tightend the bolt that holds the bearing then I checked for play and like I said there was just a very little movement.
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

There is a possibility of either the bearing not buit to exact specification or the mount where the bearing sits is worn.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
OK, then what would you suggest, take the new shaft back and ask for another and try to find another bracket, how can I check to tell if the wheel bearing is bad other than trying to move the wheel back and forth?
Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

To check for play in wheel bearing you can move it up and down but usually if it a bad wheel bearing you should be hearing grinding noise at lower speeds. I will start by double checking all the fasteners on passenger side to make sure are tight. If good replace the axle with a different brand axle.

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Toyota Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 8 months ago

Hello, just checking if anuy updates?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you it is fixed.
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