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front wheel bearing broke after alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by laith, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    I got new tires and an alignment from the Toyota dealership on a 4-wheel drive 06 Tacoma and within 50 miles of asphalt I had a broken front left wheel bearing. Is that just random bad luck or coincidence :confused:
     
  2. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    sounds fishy. they probably didnt check your front and before doing the alignment. get your spec sheet. might be able to get them to pay for it. Or if you pay for a new wheelbearing, they do the alignment for free.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    When you broke do you mean it got noisy and then sloppy or it actually broke and came off the truck ???
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    It was a super noisy metal on metal grinding sound, not broke off the truck. They gave me a free alignment after the new bearing was on, so they took responsibility for some of the blame, but not the expensive part. Since they took part of the blame im suspecious they are more at fault then they are leading on but i cant prove it. The spec sheet indicated the rotor was rubbing on the backing plate.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    I can't see how an alignment would cause a wheel bearing fail, no matter what they did wrong.

    I say bad luck coincidence.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Correct. There is no adjustment that would cause this laith.
    The reason they took "some of the blame" is this was bad when they did the alignment and so they gave you another alignment which they should have done anyway. They should have caught it before but like anything else....................................
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    1. they should ALWAYS, 100% of the time, do a front end check before alignment.
    2. Rotor rubbing on backing plate...? holy fuck. that wheel bearing woud have to have been TOASTED
    3. glad they did a free alignment after. their mistake for not catching that wheel bearing in the first place
    4. do not return to that dealer
     
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