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When front end is jacked up should both wheels turn at the same speed

Had a drivers side wheel bearing replaced an seems like there is noise from trans and passenger wheel turns rapidly at an idle, while drivers side tries to turn but much slower until you give it more gas,is this normal?

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Yes that is normal for a front wheel drive vehicle. The power is applied to the wheel on the passenger side only until a given amount of wheel speed is obtained then the drivers side will spin at the same rate. Although if you raise the front of the vehicle and spin the tires by hand in neutral you should feel equal resistance. If the driver side wheel has excessive resistance to turning the wheel bearing may be to tight..

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Rio rear wheel bearing passenger side

I'm from the United States, East coast.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: I Think I have a front wheel bearing problem

yes it has and you need to change it before the wheel flips on you

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I Think I have a front wheel bearing problem

Check wheel bering for play if there is no play , it doesn't mean that bearing is NOT bad its can still be dry and would be making that grinding sound you described Also check axle and see if boot is broken. That may be your problem also make sure that rotors are not gouged/scraped up and pads are good.Contact if you need more help and thanks for using FIX YA

Posted on May 05, 2009

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Hello, I suspect that the technicain at the shop mis-diagnosed the problem and replaced the wrong wheel bearing, it is easy to do, as the sound can be hard to diagnose by just doing a test drive. The way I diagnose wheel bearing noise is just put the car up on a lift and use what is called a Mechanics Stethoscope to listen to the wheel hub the bearing is caged in while the car is run through the gears, the noise is really loud from a failed wheel bearing, which by the way is very common in the Rio. I assume they (the shop that is doing the work) have checked the front brakes for a possible metal to metal brake pad condition, which can cause a grinding a noise while driving, but this would get much louder on braking of course.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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Hi,
Yes, this is normal while in four wheel drive on pavement.
I will try and explain why.
In four wheel drive the front and rear drive axles are linked together by a chain in the transfer case and gears in both axles. This is a direct link with very little play between the front and rear axles.
When cornering a rear wheel will spin faster, or slower depending on the direction of the turn. this causes a binding in the drive line because the drive line wants all the wheels to turn at the same speed. So the wheel "skipping" going in reverse, is the drive lines way of compensating for the different speed of the wheels turning.
Never should a four wheel drive be used on dry pavement. I could cause a break in one of the drive line components. On a slippery surface , snow, mud, gravel, grass, There is enough slippage in the surface to aloow the driveline to compensate for the different speeds of tire rotation.
So do not try at highway speeds on dry pavement.
Your four wheel drive system is working just fine.
Wayne

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