Front wheel bearings seem to be running hot

Tiny
BYRON HAYS
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  • 1962 KIA PRIDE
  • 1.1L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 130,000 MILES
After about 20 to 40 miles, front wheel bearings are hot to the touch. But still touchable. Measured temp on celsious scale at 45 degrees + centigrade.

Is this a normal operating temp, or should I replace wheel bearings soon?

Thanks much,
Byron Hays
Quezon Province, Philippines
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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 AT 2:32 AM

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Tiny
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L wouldn't say that is to hot but if you can repack them do that as we don't have that car in U.S. When repacking look for bearing wear.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your response. The Kia Pride was sold in the US by Ford as the Festiva from around 1989 to 1998, (I believe that is the correct timeline).

I actually owned a two door Festiva in the US in 1990 to 1993. It was a feisty little car, and my youngest son drove the heck out of it as a college student. Packed in his buddies and went on ski trips to Colorado (from Norman, Oklahoma)
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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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Well you are talking about a 1962 model not a 1990 so i'm not sure if those have repackable bearings but I wouldn't worry about it if it's not hot to touch
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Monday, December 14th, 2015 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Ooooops. I did a typographical error! My Kia is a 1992 model, not a 1962 model. So sorry, my bad.

Thanks so much for your insight and contribution.

Byron
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Monday, December 14th, 2015 AT 3:02 PM

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