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    blancaclaudia is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Replacing Wheel Bearing/hubs on 2002 STS

    Last week with confirmation of this site's posters, I diagnosed the whine on my 100K car required wheel bearing replacement. Per the posters, I ordered and received the wheel bearing/hubs for both sides.

    Fortunately, I fond a certified tech who was willing to change out both sides in his Dad's driveway at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning for cash. Installation was quick and easy and the whine problem is solved.
    Even though the right side bearing was the bad one, I replaced both sides. With 100K miles on the car, who knows how long the left side would go before it went bad? Now both sides have been replaced.

    When the tech pulled the wheels, he suggested that I change the front brake pads as they were very close to hitting the sensors. Because there were no groves in the discs, the discs didn't need to be turned or replaced. Replaced brake pads with Wagner Thermo Quiet pads. Twice as expensive as the cheepo pads but they are supposed to settle in quickly and have a long life. They feel fine.

    Everything finished (including the license plate light replacement described in another post) by 11:00 a.m. (including a break to go get the brake pads and Mother's Day cards).

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    stoveguyy is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    What is the build date on the door sticker? Should be 4 digit. Like 06/02 or similar.

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    Re: Replacing Wheel Bearing/hubs on 2002 STS

    Please don't double post.

    I deleted your other identical thread for you.

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    Re: Replacing Wheel Bearing/hubs on 2002 STS

    Congratulations! With that remedial work done you should in for pleasant motoring!

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    Re: Replacing Wheel Bearing/hubs on 2002 STS

    Stoveguyy,

    The build date on the door is 02/02. What's the significance?


    Ranger,

    Sorry for the doublepost. I had made a minor correction (spelling or punctuation) on the first post and didn't realize that the corrected post had already been posted and hit post again. Thanks for deleting the duplicate.

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    i have been reading all of the past posts, the lounge, etc. (especially those posts that apply to my car) to get a feel of the repairs/replacements that my car will need and the likely time-frame. That way, when something begins to act up, it isn't unexpected and won't be a surprise to me (or my wallet). I'm trying to anticipate the car's needs and if possible, make the repairs on my schedule, not when something on the car absolutely fails.

    I try to respect this 100K 11 year old car and don't "drive it like I stole it". I know by reading the some of the other posts, that not everyone on the site shares that particular philosophy..but that's okay as we all enjoy these unique cars in our own way.

    I do appreciate the site and the really knowledgable posters on the site who are willing to share their expertise with the rest of us. Utilizing the expertise from this site increases my enjoyment of my Seville. Thanks always.

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    Am looking for 02-03 Sts. Been told any 02 made after jan 02 MAY have f55 shocks. So you can have f45 or f55. What does your rpo sticker in trunk say?

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    Any STS with a build date in or after 1/15/02 is F55.

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    Re: Replacing Wheel Bearing/hubs on 2002 STS

    The build sheet on my car lists the F55 suspension.

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