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 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Front right hub assembly keeps going out.

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: I was driving and I heard a loud noise and my car started smoking and losing speed and I cannot accelerate.

Hi Daniel. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. There are several things that could have happened to cause this problem. What is likely is that the vehicle overheated and possibly popped the radiator cap due to excessive pressure. It...

Q: Car will not shift out of park

The shifter not moving out of Park can be caused by a few different components. If the brake light switch is not sending the proper signal to the shifter interlock, then it will not release the shift mechanism. Also, the...

Q: I have a 2009 Saturn aura 2.4l 4cyl when I start the car the rpms go to 4,000 without my touching the gas pedal.

Hi Dylan. Thanks for contacting us today. There are two likely reasons for this. Either the idle control valve is damaged or the ECU is sending false data to the throttle body or electronic throttle control. It is probably best...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...