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Old 06-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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Information 2003 Vue Bearing Replacements... PLURAL!!!

I have replaced both front end wheel bearings so many times I've lost count. The rear hubs have only needed to be replaced one or two times in the last 10-ish years (since I've had the car.) Has anyone else had this issue and / or has anyone found an underlying cause as to why they keep breaking?

I LOVE my Vue but this is getting ridiculous!

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Old 06-13-2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2003 Vue Bearing Replacements... PLURAL!!!

Welcome to the forum

Who's brand bearing are you using? How many times have you replaced? What was the interval?

I've replaced mine about a year ago, about 150k miles.

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2003 Vue - 2.2L with Manual Trans. (Swapped)
Originally had 2.2L and Auto trans.

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Old 06-16-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2003 Vue Bearing Replacements... PLURAL!!!

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I have replaced both front end wheel bearings so many times I've lost count.
Are you using the cheapest made in China bearings or OEM GM?

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Old 06-16-2019, 12:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2003 Vue Bearing Replacements... PLURAL!!!

...Don't buy anything but Timken, you'll be much happier, just my.02, DC.

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Old 06-18-2019, 05:56 PM   #5
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I have replaced both front end wheel bearings so many times I've lost count. The rear hubs have only needed to be replaced one or two times in the last 10-ish years (since I've had the car.) Has anyone else had this issue and / or has anyone found an underlying cause as to why they keep breaking?

I LOVE my Vue but this is getting ridiculous!
Sorry, you're not alone...

Poor design, & apparent weakness in the kold & Salt Belts. This is the vehicles achilles heel (or at least one of them).

My vehicle is on it's 12th or 13th bearing service (not limited to the front either) seems to eat a bearing every 10K.

Of course our roads are deteriorated from the numerous Freeze Thaw cycles, & road chemicals, but this is a wild & woolly SUV, (at least what all car manufactures wanted us to think), correct?

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