This is what I was doing between the 6:00 and 10:00 news this evening. Here's the full story... I changed my front brake pads on my truck about 2 months ago, but I started hearing a "grinding" noise again this week. So, today I took off one of the front rotors to get it turned.
When I put everything back together, I drove around the neighborhood and everything seemed fine. However, when I drove to work this afternoon, there was a loud vibration at 60+ mph. Instead of being late to work, I drove on... I decided that I really needed my truck fixed ASAP, so I ran home between shows, changed clothes, and tackled the problem. Apparently, I left a nut loose. Behind the dust cover, there is a nut that holds the bearing, seal, and rotor onto the spindle. I guess I was in a hurry this afternoon and did not tighten it enough OR I backed it out too much to get the cotter pin back in... Who knows.
It's fixed now and that's what matters. I was done in plenty of time and was back to work shortly after 8:00. I learned a few tips, which is good news.... because I have to do the other side on Saturday. I'll double-check the nut this time!
I'm still glad that I drive my old truck. It's been around since Jenn and I got married! It may need a little TLC every now and then, but it gets good gas mileage, drives well, has a cold AC, and has been paid off for years! I think I may keep it around another 10 years or so! LOL