Thanks for the update. Timkin is high quality and has a lifetime warranty for the part.
The rear bearing are different than the fronts and are subject to different forces.
If there isn't a place to put on a ground strap then don't. This was done on the neon and PT Cruisers. Those bearing can also go bad, but was somthing the Chyslers engineers used.
IF this was mine, and the bearings are now good, I would want to get the front end alignment done with a rear wheel reference, or a 4-wheel alignment. With the mileage you have on the car, the suspension is not like it was. Because the suspension is more tired, forces on the bearings will be different. More pressure on the outside or inside race is very possible. I would seek to not just get into spec but as close to perfect as possible.
IF your guy doesn't do alignments get his recommendation. Keep price out of this, you want it right and want to get a copy of the before and after specs.
Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 4:58 AM