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2005 Chrysler Sebring Question: What is making my wheel barrings go bad so fast?

 

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dirtriderchic123, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Andover, MN, April 26, 2012, 12:36
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I have had my Sebring for almost 4 years now. Nothing but trouble and stuff going wrong from day 1. I have replaced my front wheel barrings 3 times now and I feel they are going out once again. Two years ago when I replaced them they went out again within 3 months! Luckily still under warranty. Is there/could there be something else wrong that is causing them to go out so fast? Thought it was the grounding at one point but that was fine. My dad also thought my drive shaft was bad too but no mechanic has said anything to me about it. I also got into a fender bender last November and ended up having my front suspension replaced too. My car also burns oil pretty fast for whatever reason. Help??

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 26, 2012, 12:43
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    are you having good quality wheel bearing installed, are thay to tight,and is the alignment ok? several things will cause premature bearing failure.burning oil is not uncommon in new cars with high mileage because they require such thin oil. exp. 5w20

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    dirtriderchic123, April 26, 2012, 12:46
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    I've done Timken every time and I've gotten the alignment done every time after they are replaced. My car takes 5w30. My uncle has been a mechanic for 30+ years at Mobile 10 and can't seem to figure out why.

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    globalhelper, April 26, 2012, 12:58
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    bearings should last yrs on one set. is there metal shavings in the hub assembly or possibly dirt that is making them go out so soon. are you installing new races when replacing the new bearing

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    dirtriderchic123, April 29, 2012, 10:32
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    No I have not ever done the races. Is that something I should be doing when replacing the barrings?

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    globalhelper, April 30, 2012, 05:44
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    yes that most likely is the problem, if they are bad they can take out a bearing prematurely

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