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I have had re occuring problems with the driver side front hub bearing assembly. I have had to replace the hubs a total of 5 times in the last 65,000 miles. The bearings keep failing. Mechanic says that nothing else is wrong. Any ideas. Getting ready to replace again. Number 6.

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They use the Air Impact Gun to tighten the spindle nut,there by ruining every new bearing.
When it says torque to 160# ,it doesn't mean use an air tool
If you took all air tools away from professionals,everyone paying for repairs, would be better of.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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