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Old 11-24-2011, 01:25 PM
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Metal shavings from outer Hub/Axle seal

So I started getting a metal grinding noise, and thought I had a bad hub assembly. When I took it apart, I noticed a ton of metal shavings between the hub assembly and Seal. I was getting wobbling around 50-75mph also.

Anyway what would cause it to ride on the seal like this? I would have thought it normal for the axle to ride on the hub, but not to cause this...







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Old 11-24-2011, 01:53 PM
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How long have you owned this vehicle? Have you done anything to the wheel hub assemblies? I have seen one like this before, but it was because of an installation error. My buddy installed the spacer backwards, behind the hub assy, and it forced the snap ring to break. This caused the hub assembly to eat itself in less than 2000 miles. How many miles on your truck? Could have just gone bad....
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:02 PM
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Ive owned it since 04. I replaced ball joints 2 years ago. I replaced seals then as well. Had a local shop install the seals, as I didnt have a large enough seal installer.

miles are 218k

Dont think you can install the dust shield/spacer the wrong way on mine, as it would put the abs sensor way off.

Totally dumbfounded by this...

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Not the dust shield, but the spacer that goes inside behind the locker. If this was done 2 years ago, that is not the issue. Did you replace the hub packings when you did this? This would make more sense if there was recent maintenance done. When my hub assy went bad there was no metal shavings. I wish I could be more help for you.
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