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Doe anyone know what would cause the front passenger side wheel bearing to repeatedly fail. It has failed 3 times in the past 2 months. I drive a 2000 Tacoma SR5 4x4.

It first failed in December 09 when I was driving back home from LA. I made it half way (300+ miles) before I heard grinding sounds coming from my front passenger side wheel. I decided to stay at a friends house in the area and take it to a mechanic instead of driving it the rest of the way. The mechanic said it was a frozen bearing and replaced it for me for $800 after parts and labor.

The exact same bearing failed again 3 weeks later (same grinding sound from the front passenger side wheel). This makes me believe that the place I took it to the first time did a piss-poor job fixing it. I took it to a trusted mechanic in the area I live to have it fixed. They said that the busing and the bearing both needed to be replaced. $900 later I was back on the road but this time with a warranty.

Just last night, the grinding sound started again. I'm extremely frustrated with the situation, since I bought the Tacoma expecting a high quality truck. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you

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I would agree with that notion.
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