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Old 03-06-2017, 06:43 AM
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'11 Durango Crew with V6 and 96,000 miles. Besides one encounter with a deer, rock to the windshield and recalls, I have recently replaced front left wheel bearing, rear main bearing seal (partly covered by loyalty warranty), and going in this week to replace front right wheel bearing. I like the vehicle despite these bearing issues. Great tow vehicle and long distance road trip vehicle. Planning on keeping it for a few more years......maybe.
Just curious, and this assumes the bearings are all the same for V6 and V8s, what were the symptoms of the bearings going bad? Was it all noise or did it poop an ABS light? I had an old Explorer a few years back (I know, why?!!?), and that's how you knew the bearing hub was bad, ABS Light.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:51 AM
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120K on my '14 R/T. Running like I bought her yesterday. Surely, that's attributable to having NEVER taken her to the dealer for service. Planning something...hehehehe.....I mean....I refuse to have my R/T in some SRT' rear view mirror. NO!!!
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:26 PM
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The wheel bearing symptoms have been noise. There was a growling noise that was evident at all speeds. I thought tires were the problem originally, but they were fine. I take it in for diagnosing and service tomorrow morning for the right front bearing and am 99.9% certain this is what they will find.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:12 AM
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n10ss1......you equate not taking your vehicle to a dealer for service to not having any issues. Are you suggesting that my wheel bearing, and rear main bearing seal failure was caused by the fact that I do take my vehicle in for standard service? I've used this forum to learn, but not sure I understand the cause and effect here...please enlighten me how the dealer may have caused my bearing issues. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:52 AM
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Just a quick update from my earlier post on the wheel bearing. I took my Durango into the dealer and they diagnosed that it was the wheel bearing and replaced it. I now have two new front wheel bearings; one at 90,000 miles and the other one at 95,000 miles. Runs fine and growling noise gone.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:05 PM
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Not at all, GDM. My post was in response to the title of the thread. I did have to have the passenger side front hub replaced soon after purchasing my R/T in April of '14. My uncle(mechanic 50+ years) attributes this to these "manufacturers" buying cheap parts. My comment about not returning to the dealer for service is just my experience. My 06 Charger had 247k original miles on her that I put on myself and she NEVER gave me a problem. I TOTALLY attribute that to having NEVER taken her to the dealership for anything. Change the oil when you're suppose to and, aside from malfunctions due to "nothing is perfect", she'll last. Again, I'm at 121k in my '14 DD R/T!! No complaints.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:13 PM
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166,000 miles, just did the front brakes for the first time, no oil use yet! no bearings yet! no tranny problems. I better stop before something happens!
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:50 AM
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166,000 miles, just did the front brakes for the first time, no oil use yet! no bearings yet! no tranny problems. I better stop before something happens!
You already jinxed yourself.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:48 AM
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Dang it!
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:24 AM
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89000 on my 2011 Crew Lux. 3.6 No problems. Change the oil, did the tranny service and front and rear ends. No metal. Put in a K&N air filter, runs great. Brakes are still at 60%. Looked last week when they took the snow tires off. So far, no problems except for the 3 recalls.
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