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Old 12-12-2008
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25,000 miles and bearing blew

so when driving home today from eating lunch the inner and outer bearing exploded on the driverside, the outer bearing is seized on the spindle shaft so looks like a new spindle and rotor must be obtained. Im really pissed off right now this is rediclous. my luck too.

and i have to be on the road by tomorrow or im ****ed
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Hmm, with only that many miles?
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yup
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Im willing to bet the drop had something to do with this.
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Im willing to bet the drop had something to do with this.
quite doubful as I ran that drop, actually his drop on his truck is my old kit...

If anything it was due to running the big tires he ran when his truck was lifted or something wasnt put together correctly after doing suspension work.
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anyway, i took a dremel to the bearing and broke it in two to get it off the shaft. its all back together now and lubed up. the only bearing to go was the outer. inner looked fine. i replaced the inner and outer bearings, new seal, and new bearing races. all good now.
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did you replace the races when you replaced the bearings last time? jw
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the bearings before were stock from the factory, this is the first time doing the bearings
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Wheel bearings are waaaay overkilled in design. Even with a bad offset load or weird wheel/tire it should'nt go out at only 25k miles. Maybe up around 100k I'd say it's possible. But not at 25k.

Sounds to me like it either was out of spec (size) or not sufficiently greased.

Is it now running quieter than before the failure?

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