Had an odd thing happen a few weeks ago and wondered if anyone else experienced anything like this.
I have an 09’ Chevy Pickup with only around 50k miles on it. During Maria it was parked up against my house with only the passenger side front wheel sticking out beyond the wall it was parked against. I had been hearing an odd “clink” for awhile when driving it, kind of like when the exhaust system expands and contracts. Anyway, I drove to HD, parked, ran inside to grab a few things and when I went to drive home, the front passenger side wheel bearings where all but locked up.
Ive never had a set of wheel bearings lock up on me before, it was especially unexpected due to such low mileage on the truck. I was thinking, since that wheel alone took the brunt of Maria’s winds, could that have “blown” all the grease out my bearings???
I considered perhaps it was a GM thing.
I’ve owned a lot of Fords and they always served me well, but I bought a Silverado in 09 because it was the first time in like 20 years the half tons got better reviews than the F-150’s. It was probably the nicest design they had since the late 60’s.
Ive had a few minor issues with the Chevy, but next time it’s back to Ford. Not to say Fords are Hurricane Tough.