Wheel Hub Assembly - Quality Parts?

02-18-2017, 11:58 PM
Hello all, I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx with about 128,000 miles on it. I had a wheel stud break off and in the process of putting a new one on, I had to remove the wheel hub assembly to do so. In the process, I feel I might have pinched the ABS censor, and will probably have to replace the whole hub.

My question is this. I could get a Timken wheel hub assembly for around 116 dollars or a Quality Built brand for half the price. Has anyone had any experience with the Quality Built or Pronto wheel hub assembly parts and do they last or am I just better off getting the higher priced assembly? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

02-19-2017, 08:03 AM
Get the Timken, otherwise you will be in there changing the hub again.

02-19-2017, 09:42 AM
That's what I was thinking. My friend, who helped me, and I were talking just now about this. The ABS and Traction Control light actually doesn't come back on until I've driven forward (not in reverse) about 10-20 feet. We think we might have gotten some junk in the holes on the reluctor wheel when we took it out and put it back in. We are going to check it at a later time and try cleaning it. Thoughts?

02-19-2017, 10:46 AM
What happens sometimes too is the harness from the body that plugs into the hub gets brittle and partially breaks allows some connection, then moving causes the connection to break, throwing the light.

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