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Offline DBAX

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GEN2 hubs
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:20:13 AM »
I've had to replace both front hubs on my '07 at 160k miles in the last 6 months. Any other GEN2 owners have/had issues w/ their front hub bearings going bad (not the CV axle)?
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 09:24:06 AM by DBAX »
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 08:26:52 AM »
I have heard with multiple water crossings they can go bad earlier. I have yet to replace mine.

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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 09:36:47 PM »
Pretty common...most go after 100k or sooner, if you do a lot of wheeling and have wheel spacers.

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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 02:36:54 AM »
I was told mine was bad, swapped it, and the old one looked fine. 
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 08:48:22 AM »
While the hub may look fine, it's the internal bearing which goes bad, and you'd know if it did by the sound emanating from your wheel.. Further wear will cause the wheel speed sensor to fail and then the caliper will seize, the piston squeezing the pads down on the rotor etc..
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 01:52:45 AM »
While the hub may look fine, it's the internal bearing which goes bad, and you'd know if it did by the sound emanating from your wheel.. Further wear will cause the wheel speed sensor to fail and then the caliper will seize, the piston squeezing the pads down on the rotor etc..
By look fine, I meant that even under close examination there was no movement within the bearing.  Changed the lower control arm joint too under their recommendation. No wear found in those parts either.  It looks like I am getting a little noise while turning from my axles, but I think it'll be a long time before that is a real issue.   
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 12:59:05 PM »
Mine are original, but I'm only at 153K miles.
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 09:35:32 PM »
I'm at about 150k
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 09:44:35 PM »
Are you suppose to re-pack the bearings at a certain mileage or just replace? Im at over a 100K, and it seems like this is the mile marker for most PM.
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 05:12:47 AM »
Are you suppose to re-pack the bearings at a certain mileage or just replace? Im at over a 100K, and it seems like this is the mile marker for most PM.

They are completely sealed so once they go you have to replace the entire thing. Including the sensor.

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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2016, 04:07:51 AM »
They are fairly reasonable too.  When the bearings go you should feel the truck shift out during a turn on the side of the blown bearing.
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Re: GEN2 hubs
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 01:15:19 AM »
I'm at 82K and I need to replace mine. 35s do make them wear quickly!