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Default Three wheel bearings defective in one year.

Hi. I have a 2004 paj with about 220'km on the dial. Bought it about a year ago and have since then changed left front wheel bearing three times. The last bearing was a FAG bearing.
I am an educated mechanic and its a relative easy job to change the bearing. But now im starting to doubt. Is there anything I do wrong when mounting or tightening?
I fasten the center hub nut to about 230nM (since my torque wrench stops at 220nm)
Tires are bfGoodrich and generic rims. Even if the ET is off the bearings should not start to rumble in only 3-5months.
Have anyone had the same fault?
Any tips ans tricks are welcome!
-Markus. Norway

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Hi and welcome,

I don't know specifically, but if you could supply more details others might be able to help. Does it have a suspension lift? What size wheels and tyres are you running? Is wheel alignment within spec?

Also I see on the South African forum someone had identical problem.
http://www.pajeroclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3884
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Hi. I have a 2004 paj with about 220'km on the dial. Bought it about a year ago and have since then changed left front wheel bearing three times. The last bearing was a FAG bearing.
I am an educated mechanic and its a relative easy job to change the bearing. But now im starting to doubt. Is there anything I do wrong when mounting or tightening?
I fasten the center hub nut to about 230nM (since my torque wrench stops at 220nm)
Tires are bfGoodrich and generic rims. Even if the ET is off the bearings should not start to rumble in only 3-5months.
Have anyone had the same fault?
Any tips ans tricks are welcome!
-Markus. Norway

From South African site....thanks to..Craka


Update - for those that maybe get the same issue. The cast iron hub carrier was slightly oval. Hub assembly was to loose and looks like caused hotspots on few contact areas, causing bearing failure. Will try to post picture and update after another 20k km.

Was left front bearing again, so replaced 4x (two of which at the stealers) in 35000km. Can really recommend Marco's auto clinic to anyone with Pajero service needs in Windhoek, whom located the problem on the left, when ask to fit on the right. Right play was due to warn ball-joint







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Post Re: 3x left front wheel hub&bearing replacement in 30 000km



Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:12 pm
The other day I was chatting to a guy with a Ford Bantam that was also replacing wheel bearings all the time.

Remembering this post I inquired a bit further, his problem was the CV joint shaft was slightly bent (possibly due to an accident by a previous owner). This caused the wheel bearing to blow out every few thousand kilos due to the strain it caused by not running straight.

Hope your troubles are over!
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Hi and welcome,

I don't know specifically, but if you could supply more details others might be able to help. Does it have a suspension lift? What size wheels and tyres are you running? Is wheel alignment within spec?

Also I see on the South African forum someone had identical problem.
http://www.pajeroclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3884
I will check the dimensions when i get home from work. No suspension lift, ordinary steel springs.
I have not done a wheel alignment since it does not eat tires, maby i should do it to be on the safe side.
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Could this be related to a violent removing of old bearing?
I have probably the same problem, after 3-4.000KMs. Had a garage to replace it (I had bought bearing at Milners in UK), and I was specific they should use heat to remove old bearing (an Mitsu mecaning told me they "must" use heat), but even if the garage promised me to use heat before pressing out old, they did not have induction at all, and their butane heater (not even oxytylene they had!) was empty. The miserable mecanic (who managed to destroy the caliper as well) used a 6KG sledgehammer for more than 1,5 hour before the old was out.
I'm afraid the garage has managed to destroy more, as CV-joint, etc. :-/
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Could this be related to a violent removing of old bearing?
I have probably the same problem, after 3-4.000KMs. Had a garage to replace it (I had bought bearing at Milners in UK), and I was specific they should use heat to remove old bearing (an Mitsu mecaning told me they "must" use heat), but even if the garage promised me to use heat before pressing out old, they did not have induction at all, and their butane heater (not even oxytylene they had!) was empty. The miserable mecanic (who managed to destroy the caliper as well) used a 6KG sledgehammer for more than 1,5 hour before the old was out.
I'm afraid the garage has managed to destroy more, as CV-joint, etc. :-/



Liked the introduction. It appears from reading your mishaps with the Pajero that laws allow you to claim from the private seller, issues you have with the car. Is this correct?


Love the bike too. Resembles a v-max
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Could this be related to a violent removing of old bearing?
I was wondering this myself. I had an engineering works remove mine out with a hydraulic press but I get a bit worried sometimes when I read the ways some members of the forum get their bearings out. I've often wondered if it does damage to the hub.


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Liked the introduction. It appears from reading your mishaps with the Pajero that laws allow you to claim from the private seller, issues you have with the car. Is this correct?


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I was wondering this myself. I had an engineering works remove mine out with a hydraulic press but I get a bit worried sometimes when I read the ways some members of the forum get their bearings out. I've often wondered if it does damage to the hub.


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Its still only mild steel, so excessive force...

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