Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Central Illinois
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Re: Premature Rear Wheel Bearing Failure ??
Both rear wheel bearings I got from Hawk have bit the dust , the second gets swapped out tomorrow nite . Those bearings had less than 7k on them . One cost me a 14hr day at work , and a tow bill . I am not fond of the seals having a habit of leaking , and pushing the grease out of the bearing , either . I think there may be a way to seal up the outside of the bearing , since water can run right against the sealed bearing's outside seal . I'd say the problem lies in the bearing sucking in water through the seal when they get hot . I'd almost like to run a rag seal much like a faucet packing between the bearing outer seal and the backing plate . Just not sure how to deal with the associated heat from the bearing and the brakes...