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front wheel bearing destruction

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blzn1, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. blzn1

    blzn1 Registered Member

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    I just had to replace my front inner and outer wheel bearing, second time in a year. I was talking to another k5'r and he had the same problem. What gives? Is this a known defect on our beloved beasts? Much like the frame cracking at the steering box!!

    please shed some light
     
  2. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I would have to say no, its not a defect or known bug. With quality bearings such as Timkens, and proper installation, they will last for many years/miles with regular maintenance.
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I bet you are torquing it too much.
    I did that and destroyed it in a few weeks, then learned the right way and never had a problem after that.
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