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Old 12-23-2006, 04:32 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jking
Hi, all - we had just finished 12,000 miles of driving around the "lower 48" when the outer right rear wheel bearing failed on the Interstate. The symptoms are a sudden increase in rpm and zero push - you coast to a stop regardless of engine speed. The pieces tore up the oil seal and all the 90-weight ran out. The heat warped the bearing housing into an egg shape. It takes several days to find the parts and more to install them. MORAL: Check the durned things more often!
Just wanted to say thanks for your heads up. Had my 1984 310 Limited in the shop after an 8,000 mile trip to New Brunswick and back. Because of your post I specifically had them check the differential - they found (and replaced) a leaking pinion seal.

I may have dodged a bullet - thanks again.


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