So last december after 4x4ing I blew my drivers side hub assembly out, no big deal I thought, just get it fixed and Im good as new right?... WRONG. Cost me 600 bucks for a new one plus labor, plus an axle, and rotor that I wrecked when the hub blew
.3 months later the same NEW hub blew out again on me, after only about 200 kms(the truck was barely driven in that time). Took it back to the shop where I had it replaced and thankfully the hub was warrantied for a year but the labor was only warrantied for 100 days and I was just over so I had to pay for that
. The truck was then parked and uninsured for 3 months until this month. Well after driving it again this month and about another 200kms once again the SAME hub has given out AGAIN!! WTF?? Now I have to go in and get them to warranty this hub and get another but once again I am just over the 100 days for the labor and will have to pay that.
My question is WTF is going on with this hub? Is this just bad luck or what? Or could something else be causing it? The manager at the shop was kind of a jerk the last time they had to replace it saying that it's cuz my truck is lifted it is hard on the hub. I have a hard time believing this as it is only a 3" body lift, lots of people have them with no problem. And also shouldnt the other hub have blown out too by now if this was the case? Ive had the truck 3 years and no problems before. Now I can only get 200kms out of a NEW hub? I dont think so...Something's not right here...
The truck goes back to the shop in the morning to show them the hub so they can warranty it but I have a feeling they are going to give me a problem about having to fix this again and Im worried about if it blows again they might not fix it.
BTW if they dont waive the labor this time I will be taking my business elsewhere. The only reason Im staying with them now is because I want this fixed free of charge.
Can you guys please give me any advice on what other things could be causing this one hub to keep going so quickly and also maybe some advice on what to say to this jerkoff manager at the shop if he tries to give me the run around or tell me its my trucks lift doing this...Also if he doesnt waive the labor do I still have the right to get my new hub so I can take it to my new mechanic?
I would really appreciate your input guys on this situation as I dont really know what to do and am by no means a mechanic here... Thanks in advance