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    Cost To Replace Front Wheel Bearings?

    Hey guys,

    I know I should probably do this myself, but I was curious as to what is the cost of having the front wheel bearings replaced by a non dealer mechanic?? Anyone have an estimate?

    Thank you!!!!

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    Prices will vary a lot depending on where you are in the country to where you are in a neighborhood (labor rates, shop expenses, etc.)...

    I suggest you call around shops by you to ask IMHO

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    i can send you both full hubs with bearings in them from my parts car
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    How much would they be shipped to 75089? How were they before you removed them?? and how many miles on them?

    Thanks!!

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    it was my ex's car, idk how many miles on them... they were good though. i can do 60 plus shipping, shipping would be like 30 or so probably
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    about $375 - $400 using Infiniti parts at a non-dealer mechanic

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 G-Twenty-T View Post
    it was my ex's car, idk how many miles on them... they were good though. i can do 60 plus shipping, shipping would be like 30 or so probably
    Can you hold those for me for about 3 days so I can make up my mind? I did have one quick question though. With just replacing the hub I won't have to disassemble everything as if I were going to use a press and change the bearings, right? I know I will need to rent a hub puller, but my other question is how do you get the hub back on if you need a hub puller to pull it loose.

    Thank you!!!

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    you wont need a hub puller, just a few wrenches. take brakes off, unbolt top and bottom of hub from uca and lca, unbolt end link from front sway bar, remove axle nut, and itll slide right out. its super easy. and they arent advertised anywhere by me, so they arent going anywhere haha. i have a full parts car barely advertised because i havent had much time.
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    2 seals 15$ from rockauto
    bearing 30$ @ autozone
    to get it pressed in at pepboys 35$ , you have to take the hub off and put it back on.
    i heard you have to do an allignment if you take the hub off.

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    you dont have to do an alignment if you take the hub off. youre doing nothing that changes the alignment in any way unless you grab your tie rod and twist it a bunch, but you wouldnt be able to unless you loosen it. theres no reason to get an alignment, thats just a paranoia thing. i pulled both hubs with LCAs attached, swapped trannies, and didnt need an alignment.
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    thats good news, ty sir

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    This might be me being dumb, but I looked at the AX section in the FSM and I don't see where the hub bolts to anything??? What's the LCA/UCA..?? I know this stands for Lower/Upper Control Arm, but I'm horrible with automotive terminology and I don't see that name used in the FSM...I did remove my whole motor by myself, but I'm horrible with the terminology...haha....

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    Quote Originally Posted by polg20 View Post
    2 seals 15$ from rockauto
    bearing 30$ @ autozone
    to get it pressed in at pepboys 35$ , you have to take the hub off and put it back on.
    true enough.. all going on the assumption that the hub is still okay (reusable) and not destroyed from driving with bad bearings too long!!!!

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    I'm stuck..now I don't know what to do...I'm thinking of just having a shop take care of this while I'm at work, but do I buy the bearings and have them tell me that the hub is bad. Or do I buy the hub/bearings that Ryan (2000 G-Twenty-T) is selling...??? The shop told me that they can do both wheels for $175 and I've had other stuff done at this shop and they do good work...I just don't know what I should do..any ideas???

    Thank you!!

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    175 includes parts and labor? Personally, I'd have them take care of it. I love wrenching but that's a pretty reasonable price.

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    I wish that included parts. No, that's just labor..which in my opinion still isn't too bad in price. I just don't know if I should buy the bearings first or just buy the whole hub assembly to save the hassle of them telling me I also need a hub...

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    If you can bring your own parts and you'd rather it get done so you don't have down time with the car you rely on to get to/from work, then it sounds like you already made the decision BUT if you have time on the weekend *(and another car to run to/from pep boys for press-in, press-out and want to work on it yourself) then there is your other option.

    It's what you want ultimately along with what your pocketbook can stand!

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    I'm not going to have any time during the week and I really want this taken care of asap! I would like the shop to take care of it, but I don't want to just buy the wheel bearings if they're going to tell me I also need the wheel hubs that need to be replaced. That's where my dilemma is...just buy the hubs/bearings from Ryan or just buy the bearings from Autozone...

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    6 in one, half a dozen in the other..

    If you havent' had the problem very long (just noticed it), hubs are probably fine... otherwise, yes, you'd want new hubs.


    Used ones might be fine as well *but with unknown mileage, you never know how long.. could last another 100k miles and be fine, could go bad in a day and you are back to square one (just the gamble you take on used parts)... we installed 2 used front hubs already (1 in p11 and one in p10).. the p11 one is still going fine after a full year and 20k miles.. the used one in the p10 lasted about 400 miles and had to get a new hub AND wheel bearing at that point and do the job all over again so-to-speak...

    BTW: I think the only place to get the hub (if not used) is from the dealer so you might want to call Justin (or your local dealership) and make sure he has 'em in stock 'just in case' you need 'em if you go the route of having the shop replace with a new wheel bearing!

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    how to tell the hub is bad, what shoul i be looking at ?

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