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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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HOWDY DUDE / and sorry to hear about your problem / YES I have see this and it SUCKS / if you buy a good bearing its centerless ground and then hardend / if you buy a cheap one who knows what they do and then hard chrome it / the hard chrome comes apart and eats it up / I,ll bet ya it looks liks metal flake with the cage all chewed up and the little rollers all half peeled / PARTS AMERICA-ADVANCED AUTO are bad for bearings / NATIONAL or TRW or BRC are good / it sucks to learn the hard way / good luck and MOPAR TO YA /////////////////// DEANO
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Re: Grenaded wheel Bearings ???

is Timken any good?
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Timkin has always served me well
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I have had a problem with my driver sid wheel bearing the only seem to last about a year on just that side the pass side is fine
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This could explain why we are on our third set from Advanced. Bought the first with lifetime warranty, so second and third set only cost time, but was told this was the last set.
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