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Old 07-05-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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Ripoff???

Just got a call back from RPM Automotive. I dropped my car there to get an alignment and they informed me that I need to get my bearings replaced as well along with the front hub assembly. I told them to give me a quote on the bearings and alignment and they told me 749 dollars! Then they went on to say I would need camber kits all around which I knew already and they are giving me an ungodly price for that as well. So I will be buying my own camber kit to fix the alignment but are they correct with the bearings costing over 700?


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Old 07-05-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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You gotta think about it...it's a shop doing the work and getting the parts. You can acquire the parts yourself for around $200-300 id say I forget exactly I just did mine. Mine were a horror show I did them myself just the fronts I got pressed in and out cuz there was no budging them. Then an alignment itself is about 100. Then you gotta work in the labor so really for a shop doing all that work it makes about sense. Big bullet to bite but those wheel bearings on a focus are a b*.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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Yeah that sounds right unfortunately
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Lol. I guess I will tackle the task myself :(
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The rear ones you can deal w/. The front ones you'll need to press them in.
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Do they sell the front bearings already pressed into the hub? I did my rear bearing, and just bought a new hub with the bearing installed already. Made life so much easier. I don't recall it being that expensive for the two hubs, maybe fronts are alot more for some reason?
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Do they sell the front bearings already pressed into the hub? I did my rear bearing, and just bought a new hub with the bearing installed already. Made life so much easier. I don't recall it being that expensive for the two hubs, maybe fronts are alot more for some reason?
Go to http://rockauto.comfor parts. The spindle is going to have to come off, & pressing in a bearing is alot cheaper then buying a spindle & you'd have to buy a bearing anyhow, unless you buy a used one & then hows the bearing in that one? If you can remove the spindle & order a bearing & take it down to a machine shop & have them press in the new bearing. While your there check the c/v boots too for rips & tears.
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Rockauto is the way to go I got the timken front wheel bearing kit and then the rears I got the motorcraft hubs with bearings pressed in. Took my spindles off on the fronts tried to get the bearings out every which way imaginable and they were in there damn good lol. I have a Goodyear right down the road they pressed the old out and the new in think I paid about $100 just for that lol. But your looking at $200 each side for spindles and then you have to buy the bearings and the rest of the kit. Better off just getting them loose off the car and pressed out/in then reinstall and your golden!
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Just curious since I have yet to replace my front bearings. And wouldn't be surprised if I have to in the next year. Is it very unlikely the actual spindle (Same thing as the knuckle?) would ever need replaced? Or do they almost never wearout? Also is the front hub suggested to be replaced at the same time as well? Or does that typically not wear out too? Thanks
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Just curious since I have yet to replace my front bearings. And wouldn't be surprised if I have to in the next year. Is it very unlikely the actual spindle (Same thing as the knuckle?) would ever need replaced? Or do they almost never wearout? Also is the front hub suggested to be replaced at the same time as well? Or does that typically not wear out too? Thanks
Yes the spindle is the same thing as the knuckle everyone has different terminology throws you for a loop lol. But no very unlikely they would need replacing. Well if you buy the timken front bearing repair kit I believe it's called on rockauto it comes with the hub as well, I'd replace them makes it look pretty lol comes with wheel studs too so that's a nice bonus.

Let me know if you got anymore questions I literally did it a month ago so I remember, along with full polyurethane bushings ford racing dynamic strut and springs and a million other things lol.
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