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Old 08-02-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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So my driver's front wheel bearing is bad and the place i went to go get it fixed wanted $235.75!!! that seems like a lot for a wheel bearing...so I'm going to try to fix it myself...is this a bad idea and is that price to high?


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Old 08-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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So my driver's front wheel bearing is bad and the place i went to go get it fixed wanted $235.75!!! that seems like a lot for a wheel bearing...so I'm going to try to fix it myself...is this a bad idea and is that price to high?
what mileage did your bearings go?
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If it's the rear one all you have to do is replace the rear drum. They run about 50 a piece so for someone else to do it that's about right, for labor & all. but it not hard at all to replace. I did one of my rear drums about 3 weeks ago. All you need is a new drum, 30 mm socket I think it was, & some bearing grease.
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That does seem high, I thought they were around the 150 range!! but not sure
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no it's the front driver side...I went to NTB and they said it would be $213.00 and that is for the hub, bearing and labor...are the front ones hard to change because if not i will do it myself...67,000 mi
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buy a haynes manual for ur car and do it urself. then u know for sure it was done right. i personally dont trust mechanics. most r in it for the money
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Must People Ar In A Job For Money Thay Ant Going To Do It For Free And It Is A Pain In The But To Do That Not Bad Price Most Garages Go Buy How Many Hours Alldata
Tells Them It Is To Do It That Where They Get The Prices From
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I tried to do mine at home. I couldn't get the bearings in the last 1/8" or less. This made the rotors scrape the knuckles. I had to shim the rotors out with washers just to move the car. It cost me quite a bit to have the mechanic do it right. Which is what I should have done in the first place. I don't know the exact cost because I had other work done.
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thanks for all the help guys...yea im going to have a mechanic do it for me so i don't mess it up.
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Good call. Not only did it cost me more money than it should have. I lost two days on my own trying to do it myself, and another week in the shop. I had to drive a Windstar and an Escort sedan for a week. The only thing good about that is realizing how much balls my car actually has when I got it back.
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