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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

Our police car mechanic used to have a shelf full of hubs for our Crown Vic police cars. The hubs would have an indeterminant life span. Some would last 40-50 thousand miles, others over 100,000 miles.

Despite the price tag, about $100.00 each when I retired 4 years ago, the part was considered expendable. Replacement took about 20 minutes with a hoist and no other complications.
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

Too bad the bean counters seem to win most the time.
A plastic cap here, a bearing there....
All adds up I guess.
But I like to improve things as a piddle around project now and then.
It is my job too so it is in my nature to investigate.
Perhaps sometime I will get the ambition to actually get into a modification for it.
Could be a fun little project.

Thanks for the comments.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

Like an earlier post mentioned, perhaps a little measuring and machining, and you may find a tapered bearing modification for the hub.

If you go that route, take a bunch of pix and share your results.

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Like an earlier post mentioned, perhaps a little measuring and machining, and you may find a tapered bearing modification for the hub.

If you go that route, take a bunch of pix and share your results.

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Absolutely will do.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

Interesting I just picked up a vibration in the front this weekend. I also some inside wear on the left front. Will be jacking it a checking.
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

I had not heard that this was comon place, I have an 06 .
looks like i will need to keep an eye out.
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Failure Analysis

shared this page a few times, first time I saw a sealed hub, thought 'how cheep' but after seeing these pics, every time I read about another simple hub swap needed it irks me. much as you pay for a new car and they use conveyor quality bearings on the front wheels...sad.

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