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03-16-2004, 07:49 AM
I just had my car looked at becuase of a buzzing noise when i drive, the shop said it was the wheel bearings and that it was common on our cars.

I THOUGHT i had them replaced. I was charged 300 bucks for a Front Hub Assemby. The sound never went away, when i took it back they said that they only did one side and it would be another 300 bucks for the other side.

Does this sound fishy or would a Front Hub Assembly at 300 bucks be only one Wheel?

any info would be great


03-16-2004, 11:10 AM
i bought 2 hubs from autozone for $130 each.. + labor that sounds about right. u should try it yourself... its not THAT bad... and thats coming from somebody who is NOT mechanically inclined

03-16-2004, 11:23 AM
Yes, $300 sounds about right for one side.

I agree with sicc. Try doing it yourself. It's not too bad of a job if you research it first.

03-18-2004, 07:00 AM
i agree, all it takes is taking of the caliper, rotor, big center nut, 3 hex(use air tools preferably), and slide it off and make sure you have all the parts on the way they came off.

03-18-2004, 07:10 AM
Aren't the 3 hub bolts torques (star) bolts? Plus, I was thinking the axle shaft has to be pressed out too. (not a big deal, just rent the tool.)

03-18-2004, 07:13 AM
yea, i believe your right now that i think about it, they are star, i use to get the expensive hub bearing assembly and i think i have went through 3 on the driver side and 2 on the passenger side, i have a 97 and i bought the cheap h/b assembly and it has lasted longer than any of them.

03-18-2004, 07:17 AM
That's so weird. Our 96 has 122,000 miles and is still running on the original hub assemblies. Not that I'm complaining.......I did have to do both half shafts though.

03-18-2004, 07:26 AM
it probably has alot to do with how i drive, also i dont have the factory wheels on when it happens either, mine has 159000