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3rd Wheel Bearing in 2 days

(1999 Ford Taurus)
in Macomb, MI on October 28, 2010
I just replaced the drivers side wheel bearing. Drove it for about 10 miles and bearing went bad. Got a new bearing put it on drove around the block twice and bearing went bad again. Got a 3rd bearing (different manufacturer) installed it. Jacked up font end of car. Put car into drive and there is a wabbling sensation. Not sure if its from both wheels being off the ground or is there something else i need to look at. Havent driven with the 3rd bearing on yet. Don't want to burn that one out. Strut, tye rod, spring have been replaced within the last year. Could a bad CV Joint cause the bearing to go bad? If not what else should I look for? I was told the torque for the bearing is 180. Is that correct?
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on October 28, 2010
You should carefully read the manual how to install it correctly... usually you need to leave some backlashfor the bearings if it is a cone bearing. Try loosing it a bit after you achieve the torque mentioned in a specification. Otherwise you with seize the bearings all the time.
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