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Old 05-19-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Where to go for wheel bearing replacement?

Hey there gang. I need my left rear wheel bearing replaced and was wondering where you guys think I should go.

Thanks.

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Old 05-19-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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Uh. I'd like to add that I'm in Cow Town.
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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I had mine replaced at the dealership... I dont really get your question... if you're looking for a local dealer around you, then I have no idea
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:24 PM   #4
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Nah. Just want to find some mechanic in calgary that isn't the dealer because I don't want to pay an arm and leg.
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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Maybe just buy the hub assembly and change it yourself.
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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The wheel bearing? doesn't it need to be pressed in with some sort of hydraulic press? Any way in the end I tried to take it to Globe Steering because they are a 5 minute walk from my place but they got scared of the legacy rear knuckle/hub assemblies I put on there and said that they were afraid that they would get the wrong parts. Then I took it to Belt Line and they said "Yup no problem".

They seem pretty friendly there and they sponsor some rally team as well as are into off-roading in trucks and what not. We'll see how they do.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:00 PM   #7
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well I had mine replaced under warranty ... I was at 98,000+ ... really close from voiding the warranty hehehehe
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Old 05-24-2005, 07:17 PM   #8
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I second looking for a knew knuckle. That way it will have a bearing already pressed in; by the factory instead of whoever draws your job ticket at the shop.

Look for someone parting out the car on the "For Sale by Member" forum or do a search on "sale" "hub" or something similar.

[edit] I may actually have one. I sold one side but I can't remember which. But its got pretty high milage...
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:08 PM   #9
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Well Crap! I got my car back yesterday and they got me for 4.5 hours of labour on a 2.5 hour job! Apparently they had a heck of a time getting the old bearing out. I figured you could just smash it any which way you wanted. eh.

If I had known, I would have just gotten a whole hub used and done the work myself. The grand total came out to just under 600.00!! and the bearings and seals were only 130.00 of that. That's bunk!

How much is a new knuckle w/bearing anyway? I think I'll take Fragment's advice next time. Too bad I was too late this time.
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:54 PM   #10
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Uh, that sounds fishy. I thought "Flat Rate" meant just that. They always use the book for times, and even if they do it faster, you still get charged book. Seems to me if it takes longer then they should eat it. Was it quoted as flat rate?
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:35 AM   #11
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Dang! Do independant shops still use "the book"? It hadn't even occured to me. For that price I could have gone to the dealership...
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