whorl1 ... 6/27/2010
2004 Mini Cooper Base 4 Cyl 1.6L
Steering & Suspension
Replacing control arm bushings or tire alignment cause bearing to go bad?
My Mini cooper is making such big noises that I can't continue to ignore so I took it to the shop. I was told the front wheel bearing needs to get replaced. The whole noise started when I took the car for the the following repairs and tire alignment six month ago. I want to know if the previous repairs can possibly cause the bearing to go bad. My car only has 60K miles on it!!
I doubt that the repairs caused the bearing to go bad. Maybe the shop wrongly diagnosed the noises, and the wheel bearings needed to be replaced instead of the other components... It's always a good idea to ask for the old parts back when you have repairs done.