FRONT WHEEL BEARING FAILURE FROM AXLE SEAL
Symptoms and Conditions
On some vehicles, there may be a growling or abnormal noise heard from
the front wheels at speeds below 50 mph. The front axle oil seals in
the steering knuckles may allow an accumulation of water to remain
between the seal and bearing, causing the wheel bearing to rust and
To prevent water accumulation and rust from damaging the front wheel
bearings, the steering knuckle OIL SEAL has been DELETED.
Also, there is a new steering knuckle that has a machined 'drain' to
prevent any water accumulation.
1. If the vehicle falls within the VIN range and has a failed wheel
bearing/s, install a new steering knuckle WITHOUT THE OIL SEAL
and replace the wheel bearing.
CB01-33-021A (Steering Knuckle, right side / Without ABS)
CB01-33-031A (Steering Knuckle, Left side / Without ABS)
C100-33-021B (Steering Knuckle, right side / With ABS)
C100-33-031B (Steering Knuckle, Left side / With ABS)
NC10-26-112B (Support Hub Right Side / Without ABS)
NC10-26-122B (Support Hub Left Side / Without ABS)
NC14-26-112B (Support Hub Right Side / With ABS)
NC14-26-122B (Support Hub Left Side / With ABS)
LC62-33-021D (Steering Knuckle, right side)
LC62-33-031D (Steering Knuckle, left side)
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