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Mazda Protege5 Wheel Bearings Gone BADDD!!!
I've had my Protege5 for over 10 years. Generally it has been a good car. Some premature rust. See it on a lot of P5's in my area. The one issue that comes back over and again, is that I am consistently having wheel bearings go bad. I've had four difference mechanics change the bearings over the course of the last 6-7 years. No one has an explanation though they do freely accept my $$. I have rec'd a couple ideas. One person suggested there may be an issue with the axle or bad shocks. Another more recently suggested that tire size was an issue. Quite a few years ago, I was at Discount Tire and they put a little bigger tire on than was standard. The recent mechanic said that the bigger tire size could be putting a different pressure on the bearings causing them to fail. Any thoughts?