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Center drum rubbing on door seal and melting rubber boot

Center drum is rubbing on the rubber boot and melting the rubber

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SOURCE: the center drum is rubbing on the rubber door seal and melting

Sounds like the bearings are worn out

Posted on Mar 30, 2014


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