THIS WILL BE THE 3RD TIME I HAVE TO REPLACE A ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 Saturn SL2
  • 11,600 miles

This will be the 3rd time I have to replace a wheel bearing in 3 years. How come?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 7:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,938 posts

Improper torquing/installation and quality of bearing used are the most common cause of short bearing lifespans.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 7:18 PM
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  • promechanic
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Most likely you have a bent suspension component. You should take your car to a mechanic who knows how to check that or a body shop and they should be able to figure it out for you.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 7:18 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Front or rear?How many miles between each bearing?Do drive thru snow where they use salt on the roads?

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 7:19 PM

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