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Old 06-18-2008, 05:49 AM   #1
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Default Wheel bearings on SL2

I have replaced the wheel bearing on my 1996 SL2 several times now at intervals of about 5,000 miles. This seems awfully frequent. Could it be that something besides the bearing themselves could be causing this to happen? (I take the hub off myself, but take it to a shop to have the old bearing pressed out and the new one pressed in.)

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Probably a question of how the bearing is being pressed in. If the arbor they're using is pressing on the inner race, then they are destroying the assembly. Other possibility is that you're using those gang-banger little wheels that stick out of the fender

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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Are you using Saturn parts?
Maybe you should disassemble the assembly, and take to a Saturn repair shop for pressing in the new bearing. Might be guaranteed for a while at least.

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wheel bearings on SL2

Are you having the shop press the hub into the bearing/knuckle assmebly?
If you are doing it yourself are you supporting the inner bearing races as you press the hub into the bearing? If not then this is your problem.

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Someone is doing something wrong. The bearings should last roughly 100,000 miles.

Saturn wont press bearing for you either. They'll sell you an entire knuckle assembly.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #6
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The bearings should last roughly 100,000 miles.
Or 536,473 miles

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