Wheel bearing.

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Wheel bearing.

Post by contagious18 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:23 pm

For the past 4 years. I have to change my passenger hub assembly due to bad wheel bearings. It's getting to the point where it won't even last a year now. It's just money being thrown away with worn out tires and changing the hub. Any idea why I'm having this problem? I'm getting an alignment done right now but that can't be the issue to the wheel bearings can it?
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Post by contagious18 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:23 am

Thanks I will look into this tomorrow. Never knew about it.
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Post by NickKo » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:14 pm

wickedgood4684 wrote:viewtopic.php?t=55483

Possibility?
This. :withstupid:
The ground straps for the wheel bearings always seem to break.

I made my own replacements - Hopefully, they will last longer than the factory items did.


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Post by contagious18 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:32 pm

what did you do to make your own?
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:48 am

FWIW, I have over 200,000 on the original bearings without any ground straps.

Have you replaced the half shaft on that side? Some of the aftemarket units don't machine the transition from the splines to the axle nut threads properly. The washer hits the shaft instead of the hub surface, so the bearing is not held in it's proper position. I would even check with an oem shaft.

You can check it by just slipping the washer over the stub while in the hub, and pushing against the hub. Then slide the stub outward with your other hand. If you can feel the stub pushing the washer away, you will have to bevel the inside of the washer.

Had this issue on my Mom's Caliber. It kept eating wheel bearings. Two different shops and a Five Star Dealer couldn't fix the problem. They just pressed the bearings and slapped it together. If they checked for wheel looseness afterwards, I have no Idea, but it was pretty obvious by just grabbing the tire after torquing the nut. Not sure how they did a proper alignment with two wobbly wheels and called it good.

Independent shops, maybe, but not a Five Star Fail...
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Post by NickKo » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:14 am

contagious18 wrote:what did you do to make your own?
I 'repaired' the factory ones, by lengthening them where they broke, and added a wire lug.

If I remember this the next time I am in the garage, I can take a picture later and post it up.....


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-2000 Ply.LX w/MTX = Maddog STS; CAI; 2.5 exh.; 60mm T/B
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-2001 ACR w/SRT T/B bored out to 55mm

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