I have a '99 Chevy Blazer that eats front hub /wheel bearings. After the
first 25,000 miles, I developed a loud "buzzing" that got louder with
vehicle speed. Dealer replaced the right hub /bearing assembly and life was
good.Since then, I have had to have the left and right assemblies replaced
4 times !! Alignment was checked and was fine. Seems like these hub /bearing
assemblies just don't live long. Anyone else having the same problem ?
We have had a lot of problems with these vehicles and their
front wheel bearings, but your situation sounds extreme. About
the only thing I can think of is that the large axle nut is not
being torqued properly when the install is done.
I just had both of mine replaced at the dealer. $1200, but it was done
right. Mine lasted 65,000 miles. Haven't had a problem since. My cousin (who
is a certified GM mech) told me to make sure I got the bearings from GM
because he has seen many problems with hub assemblies from auto parts
stores. Mine has almost 10,000 miles on it now since I had them done, and no
P.S. He also said I could get them from NAPA because they use the same
bearing manufacturer as GM does. I just bought them at the dealer for the
warranty issue. If they go bad again anytime soon, the dealer will take care
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