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Question Looking for truck maintenance advice - October 25, 2013, 07:56 AM

I'm fairly certain one of my CVs are going bad as it started clicking earlier this year, and got more pronounced when I attached my trailer this past Monday (attaching the trailer altered the CV angle due to the tongue weight).

I also have a small shimmy while braking so I figure now would be a good time to do the brakes as well.

My question is, since I'll have the brakes off and the CV out, should I just go ahead and replace the hub assembly as a preventative measure, or follow the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy?

The truck is older (2002 GMC 2500HD) and I've owned it for two years and 40,000 miles.

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October 25, 2013, 08:15 AM

How many miles and how do you use it? If you are concerned about the wheel bearings (assuming they are sealed) I suppose it's worth while, but otherwise I would not bother.


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How many miles and how do you use it? If you are concerned about the wheel bearings (assuming they are sealed) I suppose it's worth while, but otherwise I would not bother.
I'm not sure how many miles are on the wheel bearings (sealed) as I bought it used, but the truck has 200k (diesel). They seem to be fine as there is no play when attempting to rock the wheel from top to bottom but I wasn't sure if it's worth doing since I've got everything else apart.


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October 25, 2013, 08:40 AM

Totally up to you. With 200K as a max and 40K as a minimum it may be worth the investment of the parts. All depends on what you want to spend now as insurance vs. what your risk tolerance is in the future.


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I guess for $144, it's worth the peace of mind and possible future aggravation.


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October 25, 2013, 09:51 AM

I wouldn't replace anything that does need replacing. You can take the money not wasted on a new hub and put it towards real brake rotors, not chinese cheap crap that'll warp in less than 1000 miles of use.


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