Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
I am new to Compass. But not to that problem on other vehicles. My son has a Ford Explorer 4x4. The front wheel hub bear was well worn (2nd one now, both side are new now). These hubs are sealed and wear quickly on some makes. The have lateral play and grind when stress on turns.
There is an easy check for this. Jack up the wheel and grab the tire when clear of the ground. Rock it left right, there will be play you can feel when doing this and the same top to bottom although that takes a big more effort. Don't confuse this with moving the front steering which is entirely different.
If you do pull the tires off, grabbing the studs and you will able to move it and see the inner movement. I changed the bearing hub yesterday in the Explorer. It a common design used with the splined CV shaft going into the center of the hub driving the wheel.
Check it out.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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