Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:56 pm Post subject: Bearings went bad... big question.
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.
Last edited by BlackVenom on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:33 pm; edited 1 time in total
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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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.
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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