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Buggered Bearings

Toss! I knew it wouldn't be long before something else went wrong with my car - a tad over a month I fancy.

Had a distinct speed related ofbeat roar from the rear offside wheel this morning. Grasping the road wheel firmly and push - pulling reveals a visible, albeit slight, wobble. Looks like my bearings are shot again. They've less than 10,000 miles on them so I'm wondering if my stub axles have gone tits up.

Last time I changed the bearings I'd had succession of inner races crack. First time I figured that I'd just had a duff bearing. Second time (1,000 miles later) I reckoned my stub had gone and replaced it with a second hand item. This did the trick for the next ten thousand mles. Now the other side seems to have begun the same symptoms.

Any one else had this problem with stubs and short bearing mileage?

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Yes. There comes a time when both stub axles have to be replaced due to the peening of the bearing race on the shaft. Wears a goove around it and will not stay tight.
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Yeah, sigh, I figured it'd be coming when the first one went - as it was secondhand I wouldn't surprised if that has gone too.
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1983 944 Lux (manual) 2.5 litre 8 valve na and no pas

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Just got gack in and showered after replacing an outter right rear bearing. That's the roller bearing. Everything else checked out ok. Need to get an air compressor to hammer the nut back on.

No more rumbling from that side on the freeway.

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