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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Wheel Bearing

I guess I have to admit that I have a rear wheel bearing going out on my 08X with 103K miles. Its just a steady whine I believe coming from the passenger rear side. What is a ballpark dealer cost and should I replace both sides? I will get an estimate today.

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Dealer could be $500-$800. By yourself, $100 for the bearings and seals (OEM), and then the bearing still has to be pressed. If you pay to have the bearing pressed another $50-$80 at a shop.

Or you can buy a cheap shop press on sale, and use it for future projects too. IT would probably be really easy to build your own too if you just bought a bottle jack....

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Originally Posted by Loscaldazar View Post
Dealer could be $500-$800. By yourself, $100 for the bearings and seals (OEM)
I would think it would be 500-800 at a dealership for both sides, but $100 will only buy you one side for parts alone. The bearings are about $60ish, the seals are another $8 a piece (you need 3 different ones) plus any other parts or tools you might need. So in total you'd need 2 bearings and 6 seals at the very least to do both rears.

Of course, you can buy aftermarket bearings to save money, but the track record for those hasn't really been great.

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