- Feb 4, 2005
some friends and I went to red river gorge in slade, ky for a weekend of hiking, camping and some light wheeling. came home this morning, got 15 miles from cincinnati on 75 north when my steering wheel was pulling to the right pretty hard. it was really windy out, so i thought it was wind since i had some large rubbermade boxes on my roof rack. then i looked im my rearview and saw lots of white smoke so i pulled over. looked under my truck and it appeared to be grease dripping on to my hot rotors, five miles from home i thought i could limp it in the slow lane. well i made it home, let it cool down and pulled the wheel. much to my suprise my brake rotor was broke in half!!!!!!, went to pull the hub to replace the rotor and any damaged parts and when i pulled my drive flange off a 3 inch long section of my outer axle came with it!!!!! well i had a look and it appears my bearings turned to liquid and dissappeared, my lock nuts and washers looked like a taco, im screwed. i put my rotors on about 1000 miles ago and repacked my bearings, torqued everything to fsm specs. im puzzled as to how this happened, i am sending an order to c-dan to get my parts asap. just had to vent thanks.