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Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Is the Indy shop padding their quote? (Wheel bearing)

So I brought in my car to get a rear hum diagnosed. Turns out I was right and it's a wheel bearing.

Here's what they quoted:
Hub: $117
Bearing: $81
Nut: $9
Snap ring: $3.
Labor: $393.

One thing they quoted in addition to the wheel bearing is the hub (they called it a drive flange). I didn't get a look at it, but is it possible this needs replacing or do you think they're just padding the repair? I also know the rear bearings are a pain (as this one is the driver's rear) but wow that labor seems steep for it.

Am I nuts?

I'm also considering having a go at the bearing myself a la Edz Garage

A clever bit of kit, that.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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my indie shop charged me 170. for hub bearing and labor combined.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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Damn. That seems low, or, I'm *really* getting screwed. Perhaps I'll bring it somewhere else.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Up to you. do it your self, or pay to have it done
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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why do you need a new hub? the rear bearings are sold separately
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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why do you need a new hub? the rear bearings are sold separately
Exactly my question. Don't see why unless they saw damage to it. Even if not, the labor seems crazy high.
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that is crazy high. i'd do it for half that!
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You are deliberately going to bend over and get raped that hard, huh?
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Huh?

I think you missed the point of this thread...
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
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yeah BTW, that same bearing is $37 at bmaparts haha
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that is crazy high. i'd do it for half that!
there you go. take it mango
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Huh?

I think you missed the point of this thread...
No. He got a quote for a repair and the tech told him he needed more than just a wheel bearing. After seeing indy inflated prices (for whatever reason he went there, any shop can do this job, even a DIY) he is asking us for opinions. Let me clarify, yes he is nuts if he is willing to cough up that much cash for that kind of job.
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Yeah I think I'm going to totally DIY this. Autozone will lend/rent a bearing splitter and actual bearing toolkit yeah? The only issue would be the torque wrench for that 200ft/lb. Time to pony up for one, I think. Also, in the video he didn't explain why, but I assume the driveshaft is disconnected so you can pull it from the hub and pass the bearing tools through to remove and insert the new bearing. Correct?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:29 AM   #14
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It's not uncommon for the hub to also get messed up when the bearing goes. I had to do both hub and bearing for my M3. And the labor is high but if it's a reputable shop, then it seems about right. TKX quoted me more than that. I ended up doing it myself.
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huh... he skipped the part of removing the axle. If you're going to DIY, get yourself an air hammer or a BFH and some major testicular fortitude.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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Do my shocks and shock mounts need to be the same brand? I'm assuming yes.
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Do my shocks and shock mounts need to be the same brand? I'm assuming yes.
No. I have Meyle HD RSMs on Bilstein Sport shocks. Some people have RE mounts on whatever shocks. Does not have to be the same. no worries
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My rear bearing cost me $700 at a normally cheap, trustworthy indie shop.

The bearing was completely seized to the hub, and the hub was seized to what he called the "axle". We tried whacking it, heating it, soaking it in oil, leaving it overnight with pullers under pressure, nothing worked. He ended up having to replace the hub, bearing, and the "axle".
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My rear bearing cost me $700 at a normally cheap, trustworthy indie shop.

The bearing was completely seized to the hub, and the hub was seized to what he called the "axle". We tried whacking it, heating it, soaking it in oil, leaving it overnight with pullers under pressure, nothing worked. He ended up having to replace the hub, bearing, and the "axle".
why didn't he cut it off?
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No. I have Meyle HD RSMs on Bilstein Sport shocks. Some people have RE mounts on whatever shocks. Does not have to be the same. no worries
Ah okay cool.

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My rear bearing cost me $700 at a normally cheap, trustworthy indie shop.

The bearing was completely seized to the hub, and the hub was seized to what he called the "axle". We tried whacking it, heating it, soaking it in oil, leaving it overnight with pullers under pressure, nothing worked. He ended up having to replace the hub, bearing, and the "axle".
Wow that sounds like a bit of a production. Even if my hub does need to be replaced, I've priced it WAY lower on bmaparts.com
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