Rattling noise after wheel bearing replacement

nolaoptimamomnolaoptimamom New OrleansMember Posts: 1
edited March 2019 in Kia
Hi, My uncle who is a 40+ year mechanic replaced my drivers side rear wheel bearing on my 2013 Kia Optima, and after a complicated 12 hour repair (complications including rusted wheel bearing, to previous repair placing the bolts on backwards, to a hydraulic pressed bearing) I have a smooth ride but hear a slight “rattling” as if something is loose, only when I drive over bumps and dips on the rode. I took a 13 mile drive home to my house and heard nothing on the interstate but heard the faint rattling on the streets. I returned back to my uncle and he said he thinks it’s probably the cable alignment. He was pretty spent from the long day of repair work so he couldn’t check it to be sure. Is this something I should ignore or hold off on or should I immediately seek help/diagnoses at a dealership/mechanic shop.


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Could be the brake pad retainers. They like to rattle (unless you have drum brakes back there--I can't recall). It doesn't sound like anything to really worry about.
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