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Old 02-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
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im going to get my 4 wheel bearings replaced tomorrow as well as the u joints in the rear shaft, anyone have any idea on how much it will cost roughly? if its to much for all 4 ill just get the rear bearings done and then the fronts another time
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Parts + ~$100 for labor/hr


it is going to be probably about $600-$800 or more

you can do it yourself for about $300(max) using Tikmen wheel bearings and HD Spicer u-joints (all 6) in your driveway.
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Parts + ~$100 for labor/hr


it is going to be probably about $600-$800 or more

you can do it yourself for about $300(max) using Tikmen wheel bearings and HD Spicer u-joints (all 6) in your driveway.
i dont think it will be 600 bucks just for wheel bearings, i would do it myself, i just dont know how to replace bearings
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Buy a manual for $20. Bearings are pretty simple. only real specialty part is a 36mm socket. (can be rented for $20 at AZ)
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i dont think it will be 600 bucks just for wheel bearings, i would do it myself, i just dont know how to replace bearings

What does your mechanic think it will be?
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Mitchell says 2 hours per side for the fronts, 2.5 total for the rear. So 4.5 hours of labor plus about $300 in parts. That puts it around $600-$800.

You can get the timken wheel bearings for $75 a piece for fronts. The fronts are easy, the whole hub assembly comes off and you just slap the new one on. 1 36mm nut and 3 12pt 13mm bolts and tap it off.
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Mitchell says 2 hours per side for the fronts, 2.5 total for the rear. So 4.5 hours of labor plus about $300 in parts. That puts it around $600-$800.

You can get the timken wheel bearings for $75 a piece for fronts. The fronts are easy, the whole hub assembly comes off and you just slap the new one on. 1 36mm nut and 3 12pt 13mm bolts and tap it off.
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i dont think it will be 600 bucks just for wheel bearings, i would do it myself, i just dont know how to replace bearings
Better than 6-800 just for the wheel bearings for my girlfriend's g6.
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Depends you can get a $75 bearing assembly or a $250 one........take the brake caliper and disk off, 3 bolts in the back, and one big axle nut.........rinse and repeat........easy to do.
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Better than 6-800 just for the wheel bearings for my girlfriend's g6.
$600-800 for a wheel bearing on a Pontiac G6? Man, someone is royally bending you over the oak barrel. Are you sore? Unless its for this g6Click the image to open in full size.

Then I could understand

OP, wheel bearings are easy to do in the front and are normally around $80 each from Autozone. It takes a 1/2" 12 point socket and a 36mm nut and a little bit of time (depending on how stuck the hub is in the knuckle and the splines in the bearing). The rears are not hard either but require a little more effort to pull them from the axle tube. I ended up using a die grinder and cut the rear bearings in half. You will have to drain the rear diff and remove the c-clips and axles (also not very hard).
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My 96 XJ is beginning to exhibit a bearing going bad ..... noise when I turn right but not when I turn left.

I guess this means a bearing on the left side as when you turn right weight is shifted to the left.

Anyhow, I hope to make it to the spring so I can do the job myself.

It's a big job, but doesn't seem like a difficult one.

I have to install a new distributor as well and doing that bothers me more than doing the wheel bearings.
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$600-800 for a wheel bearing on a Pontiac G6? Man, someone is royally bending you over the oak barrel. Are you sore? Unless its for this g6

Then I could understand

OP, wheel bearings are easy to do in the front and are normally around $80 each from Autozone. It takes a 1/2" 12 point socket and a 36mm nut and a little bit of time (depending on how stuck the hub is in the knuckle and the splines in the bearing). The rears are not hard either but require a little more effort to pull them from the axle tube. I ended up using a die grinder and cut the rear bearings in half. You will have to drain the rear diff and remove the c-clips and axles (also not very hard).

Read it over again. BEARINGS is plural. The OP is talking about replacing ALL FOUR.
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great prices:
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