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Old 26 Nov 2011, 10:57 pm
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What is going price on Wheel bearings installed?

My front/s need changed out on my 08, they started getting noisy around 50,000 and now at 59,000 its just getting to loud.

I went to a place today for a quote and I think the guy was yanking me,
he wanted $850 per wheel and said he had to replace the control arms because of the mileage? WTH??
Sure wish I could find a fair mechanic in the far west burbs of Chicago.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 11:19 pm
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for $850 he needs to supply a new set of wheels tires and breaks
Id say closer to $200 the parts atnt but like $60 a side and the labor is only a few hours if you have a press im not sure how machinicaly inclined you are but there is a sticky that is really good its not a hard job
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 10:26 am
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for $850 he needs to supply a new set of wheels tires and breaks
Id say closer to $200 the parts atnt but like $60 a side and the labor is only a few hours if you have a press im not sure how machinicaly inclined you are but there is a sticky that is really good its not a hard job
We watched a youtube video on "How To" as well as read the sticky.
We were/are just worried about finding a person that we could count on to do the bearing pressing and any unseen issues.



My guy did a frame off restore on an old TR-6 Triumph but he has not worked on cars in 30 years and hates getting greasy knuckle. I guess that project kind of killed his desire to work on cars lol!

I kind of thought that place was out of line. Guess I will try a few more places before I start nagging him lol
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:24 pm
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Mavis Tire quoted me $175 just for a wheel bearing. If you also need a lower control arm, most of the labor is already being done, just a few more bolts need to be removed. You can check yourself if the horizontal bushing is starting to split or not. It cost me $110 for the wheel bearing and the one control arm bushing at my local parts store that has a press with me providing the labor. If you can't find a reasonable local mechanic, you can always go to one of the larger tire or car repair chains.
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also a lot of the NAPA stores by me have presses and will press it for you if you buy the bearing from them
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 04:56 pm
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South FL - $350/wheel with a new steering knuckle and everything.
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Old 30 Nov 2011, 12:50 am
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Default Re: Wheel Bearing replace rates? $$$

besides jacking up the car and wiggling the wheel back and forth while holding on the to the top and bottom of the tire/wheel.

what others ways or indicators are there for worn wheel bearings?

do you have to have a press or is there a DIY / poormans way?

are the 2003 pt's the same as the 2005 when it comes to wheel bearings?

are teh rear bearings also a press in type or are they a more typical type that you can service/repack with grease?

maybe just easier to order a hub assembly that comes with teh bearings already pressed in.....that would make it a pretty straight forward remove and replace.
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Old 01 Dec 2011, 10:27 pm
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Default Re: Wheel Bearing replace rates? $$$

There is no way that I know of to do the press work yourself at home without an actual press.

First the bearing and hub get pressed out of the knuckle and then the hub gets pressed out of the bearing.

I did the job myself last summer. I bought the bearing from a local Napa, it was about $50.00. They sent me to someone local for the press work which cost me another $50.00. Besides the press work the job is straight foward and didnt take long.

As far as the rear bearings I can only speak for the PT's with rear drums because thats what I have. Those bearing are a traditional bearing that can be repacked which is nice to see. I wish the front end was the same. Ive done more front wheel bearings in this car than I care to remember.
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Old 02 Dec 2011, 01:53 pm
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A large vice works as a press.

I've done lots, and lots of 'Appalachian Engineering', my stuff seems to work
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Old 21 Jan 2014, 04:33 pm
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Default Re: Wheel Bearing replace rates? $$$

Realize the dates on this thread are pretty old, but thought I'd throw in my two cents worth. Just replaced front driver-side wheel bearing on an 05 PT Touring. There are plenty of online videos to watch to show you how to do it. It took me an hour or two to break it down and get the steering knuckle off. The bearing only cost me around $35 at the parts store. I took the knuckle to a mechanic I trust and they took out the old bearing and pressed in the new one for $40. Another hour and a half later, I had it all back together and the grinding and loud humming was gone!

Note: The only tools I didn't have that I had to buy for this one was a 32mm socket for the drive axle nut and a breaker bar (nut requires 180lb of torque and my torque wrench only goes to 150lb). A 21mm deep socket would be helpful for the bolts that attach the knuckle to the strut assembly.
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