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How many miles before wheel bearing failure?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BlueT, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    BlueT

    BlueT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    My front does little wondering and last time I had that on My LC wheel bearings where loose.
    So I am thinking to take a wheel apart and see how those suckers look like.
    How many miles on average people got on the wheel bearings?
    I have little over 30K so I guess that's the life limit on those ?
    Anybody try to replace them with something else?
    How come 2wd trucks seem to have adjustable front bearings? is there any way to convert 4wd truck to them ?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I dont think there is a set milage in which they go out. Alot of people are over 100k miles on their OEM bearings..
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    i had to replace at 35k
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    achirdo

    achirdo First Class White Trash

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    how do i know when they are going out?
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Badwin45

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    I have 296k on my OE bearings and no problems yet...
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    1welder

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    mine went out around 130,000. you will know when they start goin out. mine sounded like road noise except 5x louder. it got where you couldnt hear the radio in the truck. and get ready when you go to change it. nobody wants to do it, not even toyota. i took mine to a shop that works on 18-wheelers. they were the only ones that had a press that would knock the bearing out. i think you need 50,000 lb press!
     
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