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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: 3274
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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W5 408 cid, 1.324, 6.155 @ 110.34, 9.756 @ 134.67 with a broken converter hub. Oh yeah, it's all Mopar too, 904 trans and an 8.75 rear!!

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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
Posts: 9150
Loc: in a cattle trailer down by th...
Or, if you want to eliminate those all together there is always this option.

Free spin kit
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W5 408 cid, 1.324, 6.155 @ 110.34, 9.756 @ 134.67 with a broken converter hub. Oh yeah, it's all Mopar too, 904 trans and an 8.75 rear!!

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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: 625
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: 325
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
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18973
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: 3274
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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