Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:40 pm Post subject: wheel bearings
i had front wheel bearings replaced 5 time in the last year on 04 impala, something is not right , any help as to why they only last 3 to 4 months, me and mechanic is puzzled, also this is the last time they will cover the warrenty on these bearings,so i need to find the cause before i get them replaced, thanks
Is the shop using Timken bearings? My guess is they are using the cheapest ones they can source and that is the problem...
this^ cheap bearings can go quick or be gone when you put them on(had both experiences) no matter what the "new" bearing should have a warranty. Go to a parts store and order a good bearing and get the mechanic to replace it and see what happens. either way these cars are a go/no go for wheel bearings my best expeirences have been with timken ... off amazon
And yes, I spend a lot of time deleting useless posts... many of which are yours
how do the dealer's expect us to get the cars there if they don 't run at all?
not sure of the brand name, but they cost over $100 each he gets them from uap nappa i think, they said that it my be the universal rotors on the front that is causing the premature breakdown of the bearings, and they will not continue the warranty after this set.
the bearings are getting really loud, a roar . the traction light does not come on this time but as on previous replacements. its just roaring and get worse as i turn towards the passanger side.
just had new ones put on this morning, also new rotors as well, hope this take care of it, cause i was told that the supplyer will not warrenty these for me any more, cause they was replaced 5 times in a year and that there must be somthing else causing them to go.
they replaced with the same ones as they were under warranty for the last time, they blamed it on the rotors,so i had them replaced also, so if they go again, then i will know it was the cheap bearing they are using for a high price, and will let the company know it thats for sure. instead of blaming it on someting else.
IMO Nappa white box suck....
Tell them to get you SKF Bearings. You mite have to pay a little more but it's worth it.
Agreed on SKF. They are the next best thing to or maybe as good as the very pricey OE hubs. Although I think Timken and National are also decent. I'm pretty sure NAPA carries SKF if you pay more. I wouldv'e at least demanded credit towards the SKF. I guess it's too late now.
I know I sure as hell wouldn't care to do that job 4-5 times a year. My Timkens have given me no issue so far and I have 26 months on them (2 new fronts). I also don't have NEW rotors. Just whatever rotors were on there when I bought the car. They were warped to piss though when I got it though, so I had 'em turned. I've had 'em turned once more since then too.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum