Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front right hub assembly keeps going out.

asked by on

I changed my front hub assembly around February of this year, it has been displaying the same symptoms lately. I know the hub needs replaced but I'm thinking there is something deeper that is causing the hub to go out. I drive about 2000 miles a week for work so my vehicle takes a beating. I have also noticed the entire vehicle seems to lean to the right at all times. Thanks for the help.

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The most likely reason the bearing is going out again so soon is because the axle nut was not tightened correctly to specification. Over tightening it puts too much pressure on the new bearing and causes it to fail. If your vehicle is leaning to one side you should make sure the vehicle is empty and on flat ground, then measure from the ground to the fender at the center of the tire at each wheel and compare the left side to the right.

The front to back may be different and normal. If one or more wheel is low, then you may have a bad suspension component like bushings, ball joints, struts or springs. Make sure to tighten the new hub nut to 159 ft lbs with wheel the removed. If you need help with any of this, a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can give your car a suspension inspection in person to identify what is causing these issues. They can also replace your wheel hub assembly for you if needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What other issues are there if you have a locked shifter?

Check the shifter interlock solenoid and see if it has failed or lost power. The shifter interlock solenoid keeps the transmission in park without moving the shifter automatically and also prevents the shifter from going into park when the vehicle...

Q: There is noise when I go over bumpy road or uneven road.the noise only happen when the car left around 5-6 hours before driving

Your front struts may be worn out or have bad strut insulators that need to be replaced. The struts have a gas charge in them that, if too low, will not work correct until the strut is warmed up from...

Q: Charging system failure.

Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.