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Old 01-16-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default 3 bad wheel bearings in 2 months...

Car mileage 95k miles
Driving style: mild

Wheel bearing history:
2 months ago: replaced front right wheel bearing
1 month ago: replaced rear left wheel bearing
today: rear right wheel bearing started to make grinding noise

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I understand it's about time to replace wheel bearing on my car, but it's kind of tiring to do 3 wheel bearing work in 2 months including one axle.

Is it common for bearing to go bad all at the same time (~within 2 months)?
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:49 AM   #2
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Were all the bad wheel bearings on the same wheel or different ones?
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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Wheel bearing history:
2 months ago: replaced front right wheel bearing
1 month ago: replaced rear left wheel bearing
today: rear right wheel bearing started to make grinding noise
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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That's me for not reading and assuming lol
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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Axle nut torque. Check it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
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good suggestion. it could also just be due to milage. your suspension setup doesn't have anything that should put added stress on the wheel bearings. if you had wheels with the wrong offset or something like that i'd say that could be a contributing factor but you've got the STi BBS'.

you're not running any crazy camber or caster settings are you? given the suspension theres only so much you can do with either one but it never hurts to ask.
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I don't think it is very strange.
All the wheels covered almost the same milage, so when one bearing is EOL, the others are going to be almost done as well.

Do the FRont left one at the same time, as it will be going out shortly as well.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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Do the front left one at the same time, as it will be going out shortly as well.
+1. If they were all loaded the same and saw the same mileage they should all wear out at the same time.

Check your alignment and make sure you put high quality grease in when you put the new bearings in.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #10
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Axle nut torque. Check it.
loose or over-tightened axle nut? Will re-tightened axle nut with 140/F and 160/R torque spec again...

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:05 PM   #11
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ive never seen axle nut torque wipe out a wheel bearing. i just hammer them home. my guess would be there is a common denomiator causing them to go bad. be it your wheels or the suspension set up. just replace all 4 (which you have almost accomplished already) and you should be good to go

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #12
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ive never seen axle nut torque wipe out a wheel bearing. i just hammer them home.
LOL, just thinking about my old bug axle nut wrench. You literally HAMMERED them home.
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