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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Oooh ! Bearings went bad... big question. Reply with quote

It took my car to the shoppe for tires, oil, and breaks to find out i also needed new *wheel* bearings. My question is: is this normal at all? (no other car in my family ranging back to 78 has needed them). One though is that i bent the frame after crashing my car into a ditch a couple years ago, that did a sufficient amount of damage - nearly totaled it (~7-50mph into a 8' deep ditch).

EDIT: Added the word wheel. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm guessing your talking the wheel hub bearings if so its a common fail every now and then on the w body platform. I've replaced my fronts twice and tears once during my chase with finding out why my abs/tcs light was on

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Wheel bearings are a common failure point for the W-body, but you weren't very specific about which bearings. Engine crankshaft main and rod bearings can fail from improper oil level, magic, making too much power for your own good, and sheer bad luck. But let's assume you mean wheel bearings. They're part of the hub assembly and easily changed without many special tools. You can get them from ZZP or any of your favorite sources.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My front wheel bearings went out as well around 100k miles, and one of them is going out again @ 106k. It happens alot on W-Bodys. How's your LIM gasket doing?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ah. thanks. My brother's imp didn't last long enough to tell. His Monte hasn't had wheel bearings replaced w/ his knowledge (he got it used though).

How hard are they to do yourself? IIRC, it was 700$ just for the bearings and install... i need to check for sure though.

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My front wheel bearings went out as well around 100k miles, and one of them is going out again @ 106k. It happens alot on W-Bodys. How's your LIM gasket doing?


Lim is doing well (replaced already) : )

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Timken bearings run you around 125 bucks last time I checked. ONLY use Timken or Delco bearings or you will be doing the job again soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Do it yourself. It's taking off the wheel, brake calipers, and undoing 3 bolts and a connector. I did one in under an hour.

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Timken bearings run you around 125 bucks last time I checked. ONLY use Timken or Delco bearings or you will be doing the job again soon.

So true.....I used neither and now I'm paying for it. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Alright, thanks. Hopefully the shop i took mine too didn't use crap. It doesn't sound too hard to do it.. just time. THanks all!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

New Timkens...105.65 for your 03 Imp.
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Front Wheel Bearings and Seals


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What about the bearings wbs has?

http://www.wbodystore.com/gran.....p-267.html

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Unless the explicitly state its Timken or AC Delco (at that price I'd doubt it) run the other way.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Unless the explicitly state its Timken or AC Delco (at that price I'd doubt it) run the other way.


runnin..

Thanks for the input!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:08 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
Unless the explicitly state its Timken or AC Delco (at that price I'd doubt it) run the other way.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
Timken bearings run you around 125 bucks last time I checked. ONLY use Timken or Delco bearings or you will be doing the job again soon.


LOL I fourth this point..
I bought 2 Chinese specials for $100, and replaced the bad bearing at 150k.
Now after 25k, I need to replace the replacement bearing, again..
Should be 'Ok' though, plan on selling it at 200k..
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