Hello members, I'm new to the site and this is my first post. I've got my 03 Duramax at the dealer today looking at the right front wheel bearing. I've got 73,000 miles on it and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
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Left front replaced yesterday at 56k miles. Think it was that way when I bought the truck 1k miles ago. Caught it when the tires were being rotated. I was thinking it was the intermediate shaft and was going to have them look at it before the warranty expired. The other good news is dealer did not say one word about the 265's on the truck
Has anyone tried pressing out the bearing? Reason I ask is, my Dodge ad the sealed hub also. About a $400 piece that would fail around the 80,000 mile mark. We found that the bearing could be pressed out, sourced locally, and pressed back in for around $150. Just wondering.
Do you mean that there is no way to repack the front wheel bearings or service them in any way? I have to wait 'till they fail and then replace the complete hub assembly? Is this the case on both 2WD and 4WD trucks. That really sucks!!!
Any body know the reasoning behind a sealed bearing design that can't be serviced? Doesn't make sense to me other than to generate more revenue for the dealer.
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