So, I've replaced my share of wheel bearings over the years (back when you paid 15 bucks for bearings seals and grease), but now I have to replace a hub/bearing on my wife's Saturn Vue (one big unit @$80+, thank you very much); I looked up "how to do it" on e-how.com, in the article it says to get two big new retaining nuts, an 30mm & a 34mm since the originals are supposed to one-time use only. However, when I ordered the stuff they only list one of the nuts related to wheels/suspension. Soooo, anyone work on newer stuff and find tht you can re-use these retaining nuts? Are they bronze or some malleable metal that gets compressed and munged up?
I don't want my wife's wheel to fall off on the way to Reno...
Thoughts? Ideas? Funny stories?
As always, many TIA!
Of course it is never a bad idea to replace them but to reuse them once does work. My friend put 80,000 miles on it and the wheels never fell off!
Larry @ AUDI