What specifically happens when the bearing fails? Noise? If so, what is the
specific noise, and under what specific conditions?
Aftermarket bearings or OEM?
Same garage each time?
Has anybody studied the bearings' balls and races to see exactly why
Yes noise and it is the typical noise when any wheel bearing goes....ie
As well, if car is jacked off ground, there is huge play in wheel.
AMB, but good quality with warranty. I have had about 100 AMB installed to
date (yes, used car sales) and never run into this issue, hence the
probability of 3 bearing being bad is remote.
NO, other than the garage who have installed the 3 wheel bearings. Mine you
this same garages completes inspections for about 8 car dealers.
Hope this helps.
My question is, is there some part that can cause this wheel bearing to go.
My guess is whatever part the wheel bearing goes in, is worn, hence causing
the roar almost immediately.
There is also a squeaky sound coming from wheel as well
...And what did /they/ find when they inspected the bearings?
In order to find out what the issue is, you need to inspect the bad
wheel bearings. Guessing will lead you nowhere.
If the (aftermarket) bearing is slightly too small, it may be moving in
the steering knuckle.
If the bearing was ineptly installed, it may not have been fully seated,
or may have been seated slightly out of true.
If the bearing was ineptly installed, the mechanic may have damaged the
balls and/or races, putting dents in the races.
If the (aftermarket) bearings were from a particlarly low-quality batch,
the balls/races may be breaking up.
In any case, you need to carefully inspect the removed bearings to find
out what's wrong with them.
If you really don't want to do any research, then I suggest you simply
have a new OEM bearing installed at an Acura dealer and see if that
fixes the problem. If it does, then the aftermarket bearings were
garbage, and/or the installing mechanic is not good at his job.
Seizing lower balljoint on the side of the noise, most likely. Get that
fixed ASAP, or else very bad things will happen to somebody..
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