Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: hiding from those who might be looking for me
I dont own Hyundai car, I drive everybody else Hyundai during day
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Bearing life is dependent on overall operating conditions.. impact from pot holes, curbs will slam the bearing, leaving impressions of ball in the races, the things wear a bit more from there, hence the noise.. they can get water intrusion, balls and races rust, oop's.
In reality, the bearings dont have any real lube in them.. just what was used to protect the thing during shipping.. I have go tto point where I will spread the inner races and shove a load of real grease into the balls/races,, then press the works back together.
My daily driver has 347,000, and quiet as can be, all 4 axle bearing is factory as install at time of chassis build... along the line while front axles out, I have shoved grease in the fronts, and took apart the rear and fill them with Mobil-1 synthetic grease.
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