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Front Hub Issue
Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:53 PM
I had to pull the knuckle to get the lower ball joint pressed out (rusted in there big time). While at the shop they pressed out my hub a bit to get to the ball joint then forgot to press the hub back in completely (about 1/2" out). the desk guy tried to tell me the bearing was bad but I knew it was fine when I dropped it off. He said fine he would replace the bearing at no charge. He then took the knuckle back into the shop and the mechanic came out said the bearing was fine and tried to tell me to put the knuckle on the car and 'pull" the hub on with the axle nut . I said not acceptable I can't believe you would even suggest that. Then he said he would press the hub back into the knuckle. When they returned it to me it seemed ok but there's a tiny bit of play in the hub and I don't know if that was normal or not I mean it's very minute the amount of play but I did want to check here with you guys before I go through the work of putting the car back together. They also said if I had any problems to bring it back. lol. Like it's a 5 minute job.
The seal looked okay. Is there any problem with pressing out the hub a bit and then pressing it back in again? Is there any amount of play within tolerance?
Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:00 PM
that being said, Subaru hubs are easily tweaked and problematic. so i'd think there's a small chance of incurring problems in the future, mostly because EJ wheel bearings just suck like that in general, not so much that they pressed it out and in...guess that's just a matter of oppinion though, they shoudln't have pressed the bearings and suck to get the ball joint out, but hey they're good at what they do usually so i hate to point fingers.
i'd be comfortable giving it a whirl and installing based on what i'm hearing. i'd hpe there's not much contamination in the bearings, like dirt and debris down in there.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:21 PM
Yeah I wasn't pleased that they even messed with the hub but the guy said he needed a little space to work on the BJ. I'll also pull the other front tire and see how the hubs compare and then again when fully assembled.
Hopefully no dirt got in there while it was pressed out. It does rotate smoothly.
Thanks as always gg.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:22 PM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:23 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:27 AM
Find another shop - those guys are amatures.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:46 AM
Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:23 AM
I was done with them the minute the manager tried to tell me the bearing was bad as if I had no idea of it's condition beforehand. Bet the pull that trick on many a customer.
I should print out the post and show them.
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