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Second Wheel Bearing Failure This Year (So Far)


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#1 Miki Leyland

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:21 PM

Hello all,

 

I don't know what's wrong with me or my car (998 Mini on 4.5 x 10" Minilites, drum brakes) but my front right wheel bearing is kaputt after no more than 200 Km.... Also previous one lasted no more than 1000 Km. This time seems to be even worse, as I can very hardly spin the wheel by hand and the rotating is not smooth at all. Also noise when driving is louder.

 

In both cases wheel bearings were the Minispares ball type ones as I was recommended these should be fine for my car and a "normal" driving.

 

Should I consider paying the Timken roller type or is there any other part in my car that is killing my bearings and may need replacement?

 

Thanks in advance


Edited by Miki Leyland, 19 November 2019 - 09:22 PM.


#2 cal844

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:47 PM

Call Minispares as you may well get a warranty replacement.

It could be that the hub is slightly worn so the bearings ain't sitting right

Edited by cal844, 19 November 2019 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:29 PM

Bearing too tight? Wrong type of grease or incorrectly packed?

 

+1 for roller type



#4 Rorf

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:25 AM

The Timken taper bearings are first choice for front drum brake minis, but the Minispares cheaper taper bearing are OK if you install them correctly. When torqued up to spec the drive must turn without any resistance and there should be absolutely no play.

 

Also do not over fill with grease as this can cause over heating.



#5 Miki Leyland

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:16 AM

Thank you all. 

 

Call Minispares as you may well get a warranty replacement.

It could be that the hub is slightly worn so the bearings ain't sitting right

 

When you refer to the hub that could be worn do you mean the drive flange where the 4 studs stay, or the bigger part surrounding the bearing?



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:24 AM

My son had this happen and a new drive flange/hub fixed it,with new bearings.Steve..



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:53 AM

Thank you all. 

 

Call Minispares as you may well get a warranty replacement.

It could be that the hub is slightly worn so the bearings ain't sitting right

 

When you refer to the hub that could be worn do you mean the drive flange where the 4 studs stay, or the bigger part surrounding the bearing?

 

Any wear in either of these will give grief with the Bearings.

 

While I've not used the Mini Spares Bearings myself, I've heard many good reports about them and I can't recall anyone having issues with the bearings themselves.






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