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Wheel bearings

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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???

Posted : June 11, 2019 10:56 pm
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Well heard about something like this when I lived in the states. Friend had a issue and we lived on gulf coast, mechanic said salt air caused the prob, no idea how valid the comment was but just passing it along, friend lived right on the water...

Posted : June 12, 2019 12:38 am
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I had the same issue with my Toyota Land Cruiser a few years back.

Posted : June 12, 2019 8:03 am
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We had a few strong banana trees and a few other plants too that, no matter what we did to bring them back to life, they just curled up and died after the hurricanes. 

Strange how some things were effected by those hurricanes.


Posted : June 12, 2019 10:05 am
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Common on GM trucks...worked at dealer for 30 years. Saw them loose all the time. 

Posted : June 14, 2019 6:13 am
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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.


Posted : June 14, 2019 6:12 pm
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