Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday August 30, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Bay Area Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2000, 10:13 AM   #1
SFsube
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 212
Join Date: Aug 1999
Vehicle:
2002 S54 BMW M-Coupe
White

Have a Nice Day? Shiv+gearheads: my bearing+hub failure.

i just got word from Ron Price that The left front bearing had failed on my car and the hub was also "damaged". Shiv, your quick guess at Randy A's about the source of the noise from my car was spot on. I think you said yours failed after the Rally School Auto-x...

Why do bearings fail? random bad manufacture or excessive stress (track, rally-x, off-roading)?

The bearing hub is also being replaced. Why would that be? They didn't have any hubs and ordered one...is this an unusual part failure?

thanks in advance for any answers, from anyone.... I just want to be educated before my next dealer visit.

cheers,

angus

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
SFsube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2000, 10:15 AM   #2
SFsube
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 212
Join Date: Aug 1999
Vehicle:
2002 S54 BMW M-Coupe
White

Post

whoa, that red guy makes it look like i'm pissed at the group in the subject line.

Thats NOT it at all...i'm bummed out my car is lying open in some service bay...bad icon choice...now i see the frown icon



angus
SFsube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2000, 10:53 AM   #3
Joel Gat, 1.8L
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32
Join Date: Jun 1999
Post

Hello,

Ahem, Shiv, "I told you so." Shiv used to say that since these cars have rally heritage, they must have decent bearings. One of the most common subaru failures across your choice of ponds (UK, Aussi, whereever) is the bearing. They're just weak and I don't know why. But Imprezas have always been plagued by weak bearings.

As for why change the hub, have you ever replaced a bearing? I think for Subaru, the cost of the parts and cost of labor to replace the hub with bearing and then pay for an alignment is less than the labor cost on replacing a bearing. I bet that's why they do it that way. I guess in theory with a busted bearing, you could pit the hub side and thus need a replacement or a refinishing of the race... also would involve more labor than a new bearing/hub unit.

Joel
Joel Gat, 1.8L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2000, 01:27 PM   #4
SFsube
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 212
Join Date: Aug 1999
Vehicle:
2002 S54 BMW M-Coupe
White

Post

tks Joel!

angus
SFsube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2000, 11:29 PM   #5
Necromancer
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 477
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
GC4 -> GGA -> GM6
Yeah, that's about right.

Post

Joel: but, but, but!! Subarus DO have a beefy bearing (more than other cars at least). As you recall that is the whole reason we have such a massive negative offset -- to accomodate the fat hubs.

Someone told me once that this is countered by the "passive rear steering" characteristic which puts extra stress on the hub (don't really see how this would be the case since there is a big old CV joint upstream of it, but whatever). Wouldn't have any effect on the front though.

You guys just need to stop beating up on your poor cars.

Necromancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BD/BG legacy guys, will my WRX hubs work? shot wheel bearing. LatentWagen Legacy Forum 1 08-17-2006 09:24 AM
FS: RA Gearset/Bearings/Hubs $1650 shipped wkw Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 05-20-2005 06:41 PM
Wheel bearing/hub replacement cost? lotusTT Service & Maintenance 9 05-11-2005 03:17 AM
So what exactly happens when your wheel bearings/hubs fail? root Brakes, Steering & Suspension 10 12-04-2004 03:22 PM
Scored my Bearing and Hub was loose. 02 WRX Saco1997 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 12-01-2001 12:31 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.