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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject:  wheel bearings Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is the shop using Timken bearings? My guess is they are using the cheapest ones they can source and that is the problem...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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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

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What the hell are universal rotors? Sounds like a BS excuse to me. They are either using inferior bearings or installing them improperly. Call them and find out what brand bearing they are using...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IMO Napa white box suck....
Tell them to get you SKF Bearings. You mite have to pay a little more but it's worth it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thanks everyone
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is the bearing going bad, or is the ABS/Trac lights just coming on and saying it's the bearing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Did you find out what brand they put in... I fear you are going to be in the same boat a few months from now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Did you find out what brand they put in... I fear you are going to be in the same boat a few months from now.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

bigdog60 wrote:
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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you dont have abs, will a hub with the abs sensor still fit? They are cheaper for some reason... also these are probably junk right? http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Ch.....del=Impala|

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