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heres a real wtf question for an expert by frozenpuppy
Started on: 12-10-2013 09:45 AM
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Last post by: Raydar on 12-12-2013 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:


That happens more than you would expect...especially ones built around the model changover. I had a Mercedes SL titled as a 73. Every time I bought parts they were wrong...especially brakes which were completely different. Turned out mine was built right at the switchover and used 72 brakes. They apparently just use whatever is in stock at the time of assembly till they run out. One of my Corvettes also had the previous years seats in it from the factory. Ive really seen it a lot on paint colors. When they had a LOT of left over color at the model switch, they just used it up and called it a 'Special Edition', putting on a sticker/emblem saying that.


In this case, someone bought it in '87 and thought it was an '87 Fiero... maybe. They didn't bother to look at the title


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Originally posted by jaskispyder:


In this case, someone bought it in '87 and thought it was an '87 Fiero... maybe. They didn't bother to look at the title



I think this is probably what happened. The wheel bearings still spin smooth. If theres any damage I dont forsee it catasrophically failing for at least another 15000 miles. Im not going to be disappointed if it needs new bearings remember its been sitting on the same ball bearings since 2007 unmoved. An indent in a race would not surprise me or likewise for a ball.
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The issue is that the bearings in that hub are not replaceable.
The fix is a new hub, Rodney has the problem solved as he is manufacturing them.
The Fiero Store has a knock off but they are not up to the task.
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Originally posted by frozenpuppy:

...The wheel bearings still spin smooth...



I would go ahead and run with them.
Just pay attention to any rumbling. They usually give plenty of warning.
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