Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Harford County Maryland
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Grenaded wheel Bearings ???
My 88 W-250 decimated both outer front wheel bearings within 50 miles of one another. The first one (Pass side) the cage grenaded and the rollers got to rollin around inside and ended up wasting the spindle. So after I fixed that side I drive less than 50 Miles and BAM the drivers side faces the same fate. All the bearings were replaced about 5K miles ago and I have never seen anything like this. Yes, they were properly torqued when installed. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this type of damage? I have never seen a bearing cage come apart like this before. I could see maybe one bad bearing or something,but both of them failed in the same fashion. BTW its a Spicer 44-8F.