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#2443898 - 01/31/18 12:40 AM 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice
sthemi Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 3299
Loc: Chicago Burbs
A month ago while towing the right front hub bearing suddenly failed and had to be changed on shoulder of I-55.. cold, snow etc.. the failed bearing was about 2 years old and 10 K miles.. Luckily got it stopped and didn't crash..
That was one month and about 1K miles ago...
Tonight same thing , new bearing failed..on I-80 looks like the races broke.. Again got it stopped before it fell off.
Autozone bearings all three of them..

2001 ram 1500 stock off road edition..

I have had the truck for 12 years, replacing bearings every 2 or three years until now...

Thinking about buying nos Mopar or SKF...

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#2443947 - 01/31/18 08:04 AM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: sthemi]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Registered: 12/18/09
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Loc: in a cattle trailer down by th...
Originally Posted By sthemi
Autozone bearings all three of them..


I think you answered your own question, oh wait, you didn't ask a question. Either way, that's the answer.
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'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc conversion. Hydroboost coming soon
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.

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#2443950 - 01/31/18 08:16 AM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: sthemi]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Registered: 12/18/09
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Or, if you want to eliminate those all together there is always this option.

Free spin kit
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The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc conversion. Hydroboost coming soon
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.

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#2444159 - 01/31/18 03:02 PM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: sthemi]
jerseybud Offline
mopar

Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 645
Loc: Maine
Timken is strongly recommended. Should be OEM. Lot cheaper than a mopar NOS.
Next step is how its being installed. Even a little hammering is bad. Gotta use the right method

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#2444846 - 02/01/18 05:36 PM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: jerseybud]
GarageDodge Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 333
Loc: Central NY
Make sure torque the axle nut to correct torque.

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#2444930 - 02/01/18 08:28 PM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: sthemi]
therocks Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 19272
Loc: Niles , Ohio
We used only name brands like Timken etc.Installed a few cheap bearings because customer wanted cheap.No warranty and lots went bad in a short time.Rocky
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#2445050 - 02/02/18 01:14 AM Re: 2nd gen sudden hub bearing failure..twice [Re: therocks]
sthemi Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 3299
Loc: Chicago Burbs
Thanks for the replies,

The first autozone hub bearing got on there because no one had a decent part in stock and I needed it that day.

Now with 2 replacements, it was clearly a bad choice..They did warranty them however..

I will put new set of Timkens on in the spring time and hopefully be good for a few years..

Wife said no new trucks.. so this one needs to last another 10 years..

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