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Old 11-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Rear hub ass'y replaced: Already going out <5000 miles

Hi guys. This is my first post on the Focus Fanatics forum so I hope I'm not starting a new thread unnecessarily. Anywho, I just recently replaced the hub assembly for both sides in the rear pretty recently. (less than 5000 miles ago) and that unmistakable drone starting coming from the rear again. If it means anything, I got the hub assemblies from autozone and they're duralast brand. could this perhaps be an alignment issue? Thanks for any feedback.


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Old 11-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to our site.

When it comes to bearings for our cars, ONLY buy Motorcraft.

All others tend to fail pretty quickly.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to our site.

When it comes to bearings for our cars, ONLY buy Motorcraft.

All others tend to fail pretty quickly.

Motorcraft

That’s solid advice freemind - Thanks

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If they keep failing you may want to get a alignment done. It can put unnecessary wear on bearings if the alignment is out of whack.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll look out for Motorcraft for the replacement hub assemblies. I'd still like to know why they junked out on me so fast. I think I'll get alignment checked just to be safe.
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Timken is also very good.
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What did you torque them to?
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Proper torque is very important. Not enough and it allows the bearing to fail early. If I remember right the rear drum takes a lot of torque, more than my torque wrench could read. I wanna say it's 181ft lbs but don't quote me on that.
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Proper torque is very important. Not enough and it allows the bearing to fail early. If I remember right the rear drum takes a lot of torque, more than my torque wrench could read. I wanna say it's 181ft lbs but don't quote me on that.
171 ftlbs FWIW

But some say 173ftlbs.

That's a lot of torque wench
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