Q: In the last 3 years I have had 2 RF CV axle assemblies, l RF inner CV axle half
on 2002 Mazda 626

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shaft, 2 LF CV axle assemblies and 1 LF wheel bearing replaced. Now after hearing a roaring noise, it is said it's coming from the right half shaft support bearing but the half shaft can't be separated from the CV axle so the bear can be replaced. Does this sound normal for this make and model car? I haven't driven it much since 2007, it has about 93000 miles on it and it seems like all this started happening after I stopped driving it as much.
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Has this car ever been in a collision in that area? sounds like something could be bent or damaged thus causing parts to wear prematurely.
I bought the car new and have never been in any accidents with it. Thanks for the advice. I'll check into the possibility of something being bent or damaged.
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I think miles auto nailed it. But do confirm that it is not the wheel bearing. Every time the axle is tighten, the wheel bearing is loaded up and it can do strange things to the bearing, including over load it.

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