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I would like to test a wheel bearing while the drivers side, front, non drive wheel is spinning.
Any ideas on how yo do that?
The wheel does not wobble and is torqued to bearing spec of 76 ft lbs.
I can Jack the entire front end up.

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The way I've done it before is to have both drive wheels off the ground (car supported on jack stands). Non-drive wheels blocked. I kept one side from spinning with some vicegrips on the axle that would hit structure to keep it from rotating. I would probably use something on the jaws to keep from damaging the axle and position the vicegrips so that they are already against the structure (don't let it slam against the structure and possibly damage something!). They also don't need to be clamped super-tight! Cheers!
 

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I like Old Mechanic's methosd better than mine! Use that one. Cheers!
 

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HIt the brakes and clamp off the rubber hose on the wheel you want stationary. Release the brakes and the other 3 are
Should have mentioned that I want to put the car in gear to spin the non drive wheel up to 30 mph speed. Might not be possdiblr, since I doubt the drive system is limited slip.

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I doubt it is limited slip which is why Old Mechanic's method will work. Cheers!
 
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