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Old 05-04-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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Hot hubs..

I has WARN hubs installed on the front wheels of the Blazer. I was washing the truck last week after driving about 6-7 miles and the front right Warn hub unit was hot enough that water was steaming off it. I assume that's not optimal / normal / expected / wanted? Is this something that happens if its not installed properly? Is it a regular occurence than can be solved with lube?
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Hot hubs..

Dragging caliper or the bearing adjustment may be too tight
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Hot hubs..

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Dragging caliper or the bearing adjustment may be too tight
Or failed bearing.
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:26 PM   #4
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Or failed bearing.
Yeah, but he didn't say it was growling or noisy.....that is unless the race is spinning at this point
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:58 PM   #5
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Re: Hot hubs..

Yep on all ideas mentioned. Best to take both hubs apart and see what they look like. Also look at rotor wear for anything abnormal when comparing the two.

Edit.....when I first read the topic, I read "Hot Tubs"!! I thought I was going to get some great hot tub ideas!
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