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Old 07-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
Dazinoz
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Rear passenger Bearing replacement

Hi guys the rear passenger wheel wobbles when off the ground and grinding noise when driving.
Looks like the wheel bearing has gone,
Has anyone had this done and how much would it cost.
Getting the run around from garages on prices.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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I paid RX Automotive $349 back in January 2012 for a rear wheel bearing replacement. Price included parts and a job very well done.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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I'll be doing this pretty soon, as well as a refresh on some of the bushings.
$349 per side is a fair chunk of money, but unless you really want to dig into things, it may be well worth it. It is a pain in the butt to do, and you cannot do it without the right tools.

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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Yeah, it was few hours labour plus parts plus GST. It would take me at least a day to do - even if I had the dedicated tools.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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Re: Rear passenger Bearing replacement

Tough to DIY as you need some semi specialist tools.
Basically the entire hub and driveshaft will be dismantled for whichever side you're working on. Bugger to get to and a bugger to get the bearing off then the new one pressed on properly. If you're there, make it worth the effort and do some bushings etc as well if they're required and they most probably are. Then that leaves the other side to done too....

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