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Bad Timken Hub Asembly?

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by gmartin1215, May 3, 2021.

  1. gmartin1215

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    Does your's have grease residue around where the sensor wire attaches to the hub? See one of the pictures I posted of the wire attachment. Both of the ones I got are like this.
     
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    Grease looks cooked and should not be there.
     
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    So, correct me if I am wrong, but when do you usually replace the hubs? I have 12 and have rebuilt the engine, new brakes, booster, rotors, pads, lines, and master cylinder. why should I or shouldn't I replace the hubs? Mine dont look worn, or it at a specific mileage recommended replacement?

    Thanks for the advice, I'm still learning all this gear head thing
     
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    Yes. I've had great luck with parts I've bought from Summit.
     
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    You will usually hear a hub that's starting to go, but not always. It's a roaring sound that gets louder over time. I also check mine whenever I have the wheels in the air, or at least once a year. To check them all you have to do is raise a wheel in the air, grab it at the 12 and 6 o'clock position (not the 9 and 3) with your hands, and try to wiggle it. If there is play then you likely have a worn hub that's due for replacement.
     
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    Mine were loose enough to feel the slop when the tire was off the ground. I’d say mileage, not just age. Theothertwin had 180k. Thecopcar had 192k.
     
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    For me, I am doing a complete rebuild of my front-end (ball joints, cv axel, tie rods...), since my Tahoe has 140K miles on it; the ball joint is shot on one side. There also seemed to be a little play on the tires when I rocked them while jacked up. Since I am tearing apart the front end anyway, and there are a lot of miles on it, I decided to go ahead and replace the hubs, too.

    Now, if I can only find a good part supplier without having to empty my wallet too much, and one that will ship to my state... ;)
     
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    Perfect! That's the answer I was looking for! I thought that grease should not be there, too, but was not sure because I had not replaced a hub and wondered if this is what is like coming out of the box.
     
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    I ordered Timken hub from RockAuto before, the hub was Made in China, but it had decent shape.

    For your "Made in USA" hub from Amazon, it is highly knock-off parts from China.

    Also, contact Timken customer service and send pix to them, let them know the China made knock-off item being in the USA market.



     
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    Lovely.
    Well, sending back the Amazon POS parts and going to try Summit. Unfortunately, I can't use Rock Auto since they won't ship to my state (Colorado).
     
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