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07-30-2010, 09:42 AM
I got a price on replacing the front wheel bearings on my legacy $500. I thought that was kinda high. Why so much? How bad of a job is it
07-30-2010, 09:52 PM
I would say around $250-300, that is a little high. I would find a foreign shop in your town, they tend to be cheaper. Or search to find a better price anyway.
08-12-2010, 03:43 PM
I have found that 450-500 is about the going rate for the dealer to do them. I have had local shops and buddies do them because I do not have a press and I am cheap, and they do not last. I have got 150K+ and counting out of the dealer jobs so I let them do it.
The cheaper bearing jobs I have had done have lasted from 20-60K, I am not sure why this happens, but now I pay the extra.
09-13-2010, 09:40 AM
local napa did them for $126 a side it took me less than an hour to tear em off and throw them on. They were a lot easier than I figured.
03-16-2011, 07:45 PM
I got a price on replacing the front wheel bearing (http://www.car-stuff.com/wheelbearing.htm) on my legacy $500. I thought that was kinda high. Why so much? How bad of a job is it
Replacing wheel bearings can vary from car to car. Suppose you would like to do a front wheel bearing replacement alone, expect a range of $40 to $400 for a single bearing. Expect labor costs to range from $70 to $150. So, the cost of the wheel bearing replacement along with labor should range from $110 to $550. An hour of labor is usually involved, nevertheless, this shouldn't be reason why you should pay an expensive price. I think $500 is pretty expensive for a Subaru Legacy.
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