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Old 10-02-2018, 10:28 PM
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Front Wheel Hubs

Hello again everyone,

I have a 2011 F150 XLT Eco Boost 2WD. March of 2017 while on vacation I noticed a grinding and popping noise in my front end. Took it to the local Midas shop. They test drove it and then put it on the lift. Front left wheel had major play up & down and the right side had play as well. Had both hub assemblies replaced. The mileage at the time was 61,000, just outside of warranty. Complained to the dealership where I bought the truck new from, waste of my breathe. He did look up the part numbers that Midas had installed and they stated that they were OEM parts. 18 months later, My front end is pulling on the right side. I have checked the tire pressure, it was fine, Jacked both sides up and when I give the left side tire a good spin, it rotates about 7 times afterwards until it stops. Did the same for the right side and it spins 3 times before it stops. Removed the brake pads from the right side to make sure that were not dragging and the wheel still feels very stiff when I turn it. The rotor assembly is tight with no play. It appears I have a wheel hub that is dragging. There is no noise when I turn the wheel, but feels stiff. My current mileage is 79,000 miles.

How do I remedy this.............tired of the constant pull to the right when driving....thanks.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:48 AM
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you can have new bad parts right out of the box... its not unheard of... while my trucks not the same year as yours i can tell you ive literally had the hubs fail 6mo - a year after i had changed them... and agree it is annoying for them to fail so quickly... downside is my trucks life expectancy for the hubs is said to be around 20K miles... but not unheard of for going longer than that... in the time ive had my truck ive gone through 5 hubs.. first 2 were replaced by the dealer... the next 2 i did when the dealer said it was past the 2yr replacement warranty since they worked on it... the last one i had fail a yr later.. nice thing was the company i bought it from has a good name and lifetime no questions guarantee.. so i just swapped them again... reason that one failed was due to the press fit seals went letting the lifetime no maint bearings run dry till they failed...

if you feel its the hub id suggest asking midas what theyre warranty is on service theyve done... if its still covered id take it in and let them play with it... usually with chains if one store does the work any of them will service it for the warranty...
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