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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser Base 4dr 4WD (GS)

2001 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Four Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle
13 mpg city / 16 mpg hwy
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October 3, 2012, 2:34 pm

Allen G

Question: Loose front wheel bearings

Dealer mechanic claimed front wheel bearings are loose and needed adjustment. Was this something urgent and what is the risk with postponing?

October 6, 2012, 9:27 am

Ron W
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If they are loose, they should be reset. What can happen is the tires can wear unevenly as their alignment isn't stable. Also the bearings themselves can wear out and fail prematurely due to the looseness.

Probably the worst case scenario is one of the bearings seizes and locks up the wheel leaving you stranded. But this is not too likely unless you wait a long time.

If it doesn't cost too much, it is money well spent to get the most out of your vehicle.

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