Well the right wheel had so much play it felt as though it was about to fall off. After removing the wheel it didn’t feel as bad because of the lack of leverage but the slop in the hub is noticeable even shaking it just by the studs. I did the same on the left side and found play over there as well, only about half as much but any movement is unacceptable so it looks like I’m in it for two front hub assemblies.
I think I will give the Timkens a try and save about $90 for the pair. The originals made it about 85,000 miles which I guess is about average or a little less. It seems that so much of this type of stuff starts to fail at or near that magical 100,000 mile mark, at least this is how it seems to go for me.
If it's like the rest of Chevy's/GMC's trucks, might as well do both now. The other side is only miles behind.
That is tight quality control standards.
Paulie wrote:Many will lube bearing once a year or so as pm. Usually a chain oil is sprayed into bearing threw abs sensor mount while turning hub. Just a coating, not too much or you will get funky abs readings.
Interesting, never heard of that before. What do you have to lose though? It would be simple to do when rotating tires, an extra 10 minutes.