Help! Bearings and calipers question...

Asked by Jul 30, 2017 at 01:09 PM about the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2014 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4 z71. It has
38,000 miles. A few months ago we were
driving and when we parked at a parking lot
then went into a store and came back... We
started up the Tahoe and tried to drive it and
it was a super loud grinding noise that
sounded like something was just going to
snap. So we had it towed to the nearest
mechanic and a couple days later it's a $900
Bill saying the bearings were bad and need
replaced. Okay fine. They told me that the
vehicle still was under warranty under the
drivetrain. But then when I got there they
said Chevy denied the claims stating it was
normal wear and tear. I have a hard time
believing that's normal at only 38,000 miles.
So I noticed a few days later that some new
symptom that I never had before which was
a little bit of shaking in the steering wheel
and in the brake pedal. But this was not all
the time like when a rotor goes out. We
would have to drive at least 30 minutes first
before the shakewood start. So first I took it
to Discount Tire to do balance and rotating
to make sure there wasn't a weight that fell
off. And sure enough it did need balanced.
But the symptoms did not go away. So the
other day we went to Midas and they
discovered that the calipers are sticking
which in turn ruined my brake pads and I
also need my rotors machined. After we
dropped off the Tahoe to them we went to
the store and came back 45 minutes later.
The gentleman brought me to the vehicle
and had me feel how hot the caliper still
were. He even showed me that it was
getting so hot it melted the cap that goes
over the bolts on the rim. So my question is,
is this a coincidence that that just so
happened after I got my vehicle back from
the first mechanic? Or is it possible that they
reinstalled those parts back on wrong and
that's what ruined the calipers... everyone
just seem so shocked that this is happening
in such a new vehicle. My last Tahoe lasted
over 200,000 miles by the time I sold it. I
never had to do anything like that. Clothing
that I've Ever Needed was an alternator and
a motor replace in a window. So I'm having a
hard time swallowing a pill that this newer
Tahoe is giving me such grief. It's still under
warranty for goodness sake. Thank you all in
advance for your assistance.

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