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Old 31 Aug 2007, 12:14 pm
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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?
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Old 31 Aug 2007, 12:21 pm
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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.
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Old 31 Aug 2007, 01:09 pm
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Thanks. Atleast I purchased their extended warranty, so it isn't out of pocket today.
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Old 31 Aug 2007, 02:22 pm
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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
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Old 02 Sep 2007, 09:53 am
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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.
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 05:54 pm
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I need my bearings replaced as well.. 54k miles

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Old 06 Sep 2007, 09:08 am
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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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