Yet Another Wheel Bearing Problem?

As I pushed the car into the garage tonight, I heard a clunking noise coming from the nearside front corner. I jacked the car up and checked for play. None. Tried spinning the wheel. Oh dear. It would turn, but not spin freely; in fact for at least half the turn it was positively stiff. The offside wheel is fine.

On Steve's advice I tried to rule out anything to do with the brakes by levering the pad away from the disc, but it wouldn't stay away, and it made no difference. (Thanks for phoning me so late, Steve.)

I'll have to work from home tomorrow morning and see if James Whiting can fit in an emergency case. Bugger. The car is booked in for a service with James next week anyway.

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