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Old 02-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Can I make it 330mi to home (bad bearings)?

Tomorrow I'm trying to get back home to DC from Ft. Bragg, NC and I'm fairly convinced that one or both of my front wheel bearings is on its way to failure. Am I stupid for trying to drive another 300+ mi on them?

About three weeks ago, I was just getting the increase in cabin noise. The last couple days the frequent 'hum' started and will last for a ~15 seconds before disappearing.

Before I leave, I was going to jack the front end and see if I could wobble the wheels by hand.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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if it is wheel bearings its not an issue, the entire bearing gets replaced so nothing will get damaged that isn't being replaced.

make sure the noise isn't something rubbing on your rotor, that would be bad (unless you want new rotors too)
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Good point, wildcat, unless one actually seized up.

I'd like to do the rotors as long as I'm in there, but they're only 60k old. Speaking of which, it's a little annoying that my bearings are already shot after only 60k mi.
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