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Old 19 Apr 2009, 10:22 pm
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Default 2003 Acura 1.7EL Wheel Bearing constant issue

Wheel bearing replaced once---lasted 2 days
Wheel bearing replaced twice --lasted 2 days
Wheel bearing replaced third time---lasted 5 days

Why do I have to keep replacing the same wheel bearing?

Would it be the hub or whatever it's called that the wheel bearing goes in
is worn?

Help me on this one.
thanks


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Old 20 Apr 2009, 07:03 am
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Default Re: 2003 Acura 1.7EL Wheel Bearing constant issue

"Aubrey" <aubrey.lynch@gmail.com> wrote in
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> Wheel bearing replaced once---lasted 2 days
> Wheel bearing replaced twice --lasted 2 days
> Wheel bearing replaced third time---lasted 5 days
>
> Why do I have to keep replacing the same wheel bearing?
>
> Would it be the hub or whatever it's called that the wheel bearing
> goes in is worn?
>




What specifically happens when the bearing fails? Noise? If so, what is the
specific noise, and under what specific conditions?

Aftermarket bearings or OEM?

Same garage each time?

Has anybody studied the bearings' balls and races to see exactly why
they've failed?

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Old 20 Apr 2009, 08:04 am
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Default Re: 2003 Acura 1.7EL Wheel Bearing constant issue


"Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
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> "Aubrey" <aubrey.lynch@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:49ebea87$0$5461$9a566e8b@news.aliant.net:
>
>> Wheel bearing replaced once---lasted 2 days
>> Wheel bearing replaced twice --lasted 2 days
>> Wheel bearing replaced third time---lasted 5 days
>>
>> Why do I have to keep replacing the same wheel bearing?
>>
>> Would it be the hub or whatever it's called that the wheel bearing
>> goes in is worn?
>>

>
>
>
> What specifically happens when the bearing fails? Noise? If so, what is
> the
> specific noise, and under what specific conditions?


Yes noise and it is the typical noise when any wheel bearing goes....ie
roaring sound.
As well, if car is jacked off ground, there is huge play in wheel.

>
> Aftermarket bearings or OEM?

AMB, but good quality with warranty. I have had about 100 AMB installed to
date (yes, used car sales) and never run into this issue, hence the
probability of 3 bearing being bad is remote.
>
> Same garage each time?

Yes.
>
> Has anybody studied the bearings' balls and races to see exactly why
> they've failed?

NO, other than the garage who have installed the 3 wheel bearings. Mine you
this same garages completes inspections for about 8 car dealers.

Hope this helps.
My question is, is there some part that can cause this wheel bearing to go.
My guess is whatever part the wheel bearing goes in, is worn, hence causing
the roar almost immediately.
There is also a squeaky sound coming from wheel as well
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 08:23 am
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"Aubrey" <aubrey.lynch@gmail.com> wrote in
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>
> "Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
> news:Xns9BF351F2C71D0tegger@208.90.168.18...


>>
>> Has anybody studied the bearings' balls and races to see exactly why
>> they've failed?

>
> NO, other than the garage who have installed the 3 wheel bearings.





....And what did /they/ find when they inspected the bearings?




> Mine you this same garages completes inspections for about 8 car
> dealers.
>
> Hope this helps.
> My question is, is there some part that can cause this wheel bearing
> to go. My guess is whatever part the wheel bearing goes in, is worn,
> hence causing the roar almost immediately.





In order to find out what the issue is, you need to inspect the bad
wheel bearings. Guessing will lead you nowhere.

If the (aftermarket) bearing is slightly too small, it may be moving in
the steering knuckle.

If the bearing was ineptly installed, it may not have been fully seated,
or may have been seated slightly out of true.

If the bearing was ineptly installed, the mechanic may have damaged the
balls and/or races, putting dents in the races.

If the (aftermarket) bearings were from a particlarly low-quality batch,
the balls/races may be breaking up.

In any case, you need to carefully inspect the removed bearings to find
out what's wrong with them.

If you really don't want to do any research, then I suggest you simply
have a new OEM bearing installed at an Acura dealer and see if that
fixes the problem. If it does, then the aftermarket bearings were
garbage, and/or the installing mechanic is not good at his job.




> There is also a squeaky sound coming from wheel as well




Seizing lower balljoint on the side of the noise, most likely. Get that
fixed ASAP, or else very bad things will happen to somebody..




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Old 20 Apr 2009, 10:29 am
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"Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
news:Xns9BF35F84D6448tegger@208.90.168.18...
> "Aubrey" <aubrey.lynch@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:49ec72eb$0$5484$9a566e8b@news.aliant.net:
>
>>
>> "Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
>> news:Xns9BF351F2C71D0tegger@208.90.168.18...

>
>>>
>>> Has anybody studied the bearings' balls and races to see exactly why
>>> they've failed?

>>
>> NO, other than the garage who have installed the 3 wheel bearings.

>
>
>
>
> ...And what did /they/ find when they inspected the bearings?
>
>
>
>
>> Mine you this same garages completes inspections for about 8 car
>> dealers.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>> My question is, is there some part that can cause this wheel bearing
>> to go. My guess is whatever part the wheel bearing goes in, is worn,
>> hence causing the roar almost immediately.

>
>
>
>
> In order to find out what the issue is, you need to inspect the bad
> wheel bearings. Guessing will lead you nowhere.
>
> If the (aftermarket) bearing is slightly too small, it may be moving in
> the steering knuckle.
>
> If the bearing was ineptly installed, it may not have been fully seated,
> or may have been seated slightly out of true.
>
> If the bearing was ineptly installed, the mechanic may have damaged the
> balls and/or races, putting dents in the races.
>
> If the (aftermarket) bearings were from a particlarly low-quality batch,
> the balls/races may be breaking up.
>
> In any case, you need to carefully inspect the removed bearings to find
> out what's wrong with them.
>
> If you really don't want to do any research, then I suggest you simply
> have a new OEM bearing installed at an Acura dealer and see if that
> fixes the problem. If it does, then the aftermarket bearings were
> garbage, and/or the installing mechanic is not good at his job.
>
>
>
>
>> There is also a squeaky sound coming from wheel as well

>
>
>
> Seizing lower balljoint on the side of the noise, most likely. Get that
> fixed ASAP, or else very bad things will happen to somebody..


No the squeaky sound is from wheel bearing.
I will check what you said.
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