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What does a bad bearing sound like?

Can anyone describe the sound?
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what kind of bearing a track bearing i doubt you'd hearif you did it would sound like a wraping noise same with a motor bearing it pretty much sounds like metal against metal and may skreach but yeah thats what i know
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It might not spin very well or sound tinny, kind of loose sounding (lame description but...) and might have side to side play
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Sounds like hell!

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turning slowly by hand it will be a low pitch slow growl, and should also be able to feel it in your finger tips, will feel jerky, where a new bearing feels sliky smooth



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Bad bearings rumble or growl, if you turn it by hand you can feel it "ratchet". Bad engine bearings sound like a box of rocks in a washing machine; almost unmistakeable. Needle bearings used on con rods rattle when they're going, and might squeak too.

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Sound just like my knees when I climb the stairs.
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bad bearings usually get louder the faster it turns
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My 85 excel III just had that happen yesterday. I was driving around it the field and it started screeching and on the way back to the house it locked up. Took it apart this morning and bad bearing.
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Remove the spark plugs, turn the primary clutch slowly and listen carefully. You will hear the bearings all piling up on each other as they crest the top of the bearing cage. Sounds like marbles clicking together.
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Originally Posted by cyberlynx View Post
bad bearings usually get louder the faster it turns
exactly what he said.:d

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