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If i replace twice the right wheel bearing and still damage the wheel bearing

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If the bearing is new and the shaft is not damaged,and its fitted correctly,i cannot see why it is been damaged,so,make sure its the right bearing,, check the shaft the bearing fits on to, for damage and wear ,if all ok put plenty of grease on the bearing then re assemble the wheel,make sure the nut holding the bearing is not overtightened,and fit a new split pin.,also make sure the wheel is not damaged, now to be a 100% on the safe side have the steering checked over and the wheels ballenced,then you should be ok...hope that helps,have a good day....

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