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Thread: Dealer Says Wheel Bearing Is Bad

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    Basic Member zemlin's Avatar

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    Dealer Says Wheel Bearing Is Bad

    The 2013 Subaru Impreza 5-door sport is my wife's car.

    Dealer says the front wheel bearing is bad.

    I'm a retired mechanical engineer with a career in machine design and automation.

    I know what a lousy ball bearing sounds like, and I do not hear a thing from any corner of the car.

    The car only has 55K miles on it, so it seems REAL early for a wheel bearing to be going bad.

    That corner hit a bad pot-hole - blew the strut, bent a wheel, damaged the tire, so bearing damage is possible, but as I said, I'd expect to hear something.

    We're going to sell within two years because the factory-extended warranty on the CVT runs out then.

    I'm inclined to ignore the dealer and wait until I hear something.

    Does anyone think that's a bad idea besides the dealer?

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    System Operator IGOTASUBARU's Avatar

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    Re: Dealer Says Wheel Bearing Is Bad

    You can test the wheel bearing yourself.

    Jack up the car and put your hands at 12 and 6 and move the wheel, then do 9 and 3.

    See if it has movement.

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