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2001 Hyundai Elantra Question: Why would the front wheel bearings have to be replaced every week?

 

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4Mark, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Scottsdale, AZ, October 25, 2013, 16:49
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The front wheel bearings make a terrible noise, and start the same noise after a week.

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    pushrod October 25, 2013, 19:26
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    Low quality bearings, incorrect installition OF the bearings or over/under torque on the retainer nut. What does the installer say the reason is?

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    4Mark, October 25, 2013, 20:03
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    The installer doesn't says he doesn't know what the problem is. A mechanic is suppose to show up Monday evening (a friend of a friend) to check it out; I'll show him your response and hopefully he'll figure it out. You're very kind to help me, thank you so much for responding :-)

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    pushrod, October 25, 2013, 20:10
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    These bearings range in price from $25.00 to around $79.00 retail, so you be the judge of the quality by the price.// Just curious, have you actually seen ANY of the old bearings that were 'supposed' to have been replaced???

    Ps, have the mechanic check the torque first, a loose hub retainer nut will sure cause this! Better a little to tight than to loose. Also, have him look to see if the bearing has indeed been changed!??? Or just tightened up!? Lot of the time a failing bearing can be retightened, this will last about a week then the noise will return. (Just a thought porbably wrong, i hope!) But something aint right here!
    Post the results.
    Thanks, pr.

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