HELP ! We're on our 3rd defective Hub Bearing on the right passenger side ( in less that 4 months ). On a 2006 Dodge Stratus ( 2.4L ) when the first one went bad 4 months ago we though nothing of it. Once identified as the problem we let the shop do it. Two months later after noticing some noises on the passenger side again we take it to get a wheel alignment and were told it was defective. We said no way. It was just replaced.
I know it should talk longer than that for that part to be defective. 3 more parts later.I watched the last one ( 3rd replacement one ) go bad in less than 2 weeks.I went from the cheap brand from auto zone to a high dollar brand from NAPA. They all done the same thing. The part itself is moron proof.3 screws bolt it to the vehicle. And the nut on the end has been tightened to spec ( 124lb ). The axle threads are not stripped.I'm at a loss I've replaced the brakes, rotors, tie rod ends, got brand new tires just for the heck of it.I'm now focusing on the axle itself. The rubber boot looks to be in good shape. No splits or cracks.
Could the axle be causing the whole thing. The car drives like a dream until the bearing completely fails. Any ideals. Thanks
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:13 AM