I changed my upper and lower ball joints and then packed the bearings and reinserted them into a new rotor. After everything was reassembled and properly torqued I took it for a test drive and I hadn't made it more than a mile when I heard a pop. I turned around and went to investigate in the garage. I took off the hub cap and found the dust cap popped off and the front bearing(PLASTIC) was melted and greese had poured out a bit. It now seems nearly impossible to remove the rotor without doing damage to the knuckle etc. I double checked the parts I got from the store to make sure they were the correct ones and they are and I know I packed the bearings and inside the rotor really well, but I cant figure out why this happened. I did the other side a little while ago and it's fine.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 4:00 AM