- BDog21 wrote:
- Ok thanks for the reply! You very well could be right, but even being cheap chinese made parts i would still think they would last more than a month or 2, thats just ridiculous!
hey bdog21! You're welcome for the info, I know the scion forums are really slow since they discontinued the brand back in 16. There are plans to convert this site to not only scion but toyota too, that's the info I have at least. Which would make sense because the tC is literally all the toyota parts bin thrown into our car! air filter from the corolla, engine from camry, brakes from celica/lexus, etc.. I think the only think unique to our car is the interior, trim and the suspension! lol..
I know, right? logic would tell ya that a wheel bearing SHOULD last more than 2 months, but the company who paid the chinese to make that bearing is the one that got what they wanted. Cheap price, cheap quality, not long lasting.
But what's more scary is think about this idea.. if the inner and outer race holding the bearing together were to separate, that would lead to the hub (and the lugs) pulling out of the steering knuckle. Without that, the hub pulls free, which the lug nuts are holding the wheel on.. That race separates and even though it's pressed in, could move apart, and the wheel pulls off the car.. What a fun day that would be! not!
so.. how do I know about the hub/wheel? On my project civic car, it began to happen but it took 21years for it to begin to happen.
and yes back to what you were saying it IS ridiculous, but how bad things are getting in terms of quality in the auto part market, I'm not surprised. I'd just go get the Toyota parts, install them, and be done with it. Don't need you to suffer a bad accident. seriously.