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VandyCruiser 31 Aug 2007 12:14 pm

Bad wheel bearings
 
Hello out there. I just had to replace my two front wheel bearings on my 05 PT Cruiser. It only has 27K miles on it. I bought it used from Carmax in March with 17K on it. Isnt that early for wheel bearings to go out? Anybody else had this happen?

CREWZIN 31 Aug 2007 12:21 pm

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
WELCOME to the forum.

Yes it is early. Sometimes the bearings last a lifetime. What probably happened is that Carmax took your car in from someone else as a trade. They inspected it, and tightened down the axle nuts above spec and put too much pressure on the bearings, burning them out. Just a guess, and you'll never be able to prove it. It could have been the previous owner also. ;)

VandyCruiser 31 Aug 2007 01:09 pm

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
Thanks. Atleast I purchased their extended warranty, so it isn't out of pocket today. :eek:

bobs turbo pt 31 Aug 2007 02:22 pm

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
just had them done in the wifes pt just about 25,000 they said they were just starting to make noise and it was still covered !! so what the heck

bados 02 Sep 2007 09:53 am

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
Going on 68k miles and so far no problems with wheel bearings. I've heard some people say that over size wheels are sometimes to blame.

ucantcme 03 Sep 2007 05:54 pm

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
I need my bearings replaced as well.. 54k miles :(

PT Chix 06 Sep 2007 09:08 am

Re: Bad wheel bearings
 
i had mine go out when i had 40k on my pt. and i never drive it. so go figure. the dealership fought tooth and nail with me. they didnt watn to fix it under warrenty. but they ended up doing it :)


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