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Replace front wheel bearing for 1999 chevy prism

How do i replace a front wheel bearing for a 1999 chevy prism

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  • nobody242 Mar 24, 2009

    Front left bearing went out, lots of vibration at speed, not like wheel balance, so jacked it up and wheel was loose in all directions, bearing really worn. Surprise is mechanic says the hub is shot, not that the bearing wore through, but that the vibration from no tight bearing pounded the hub in, and you need to replace it. $30 bearing, $8 seal, $150 hub, $150 labor. I did the bearing on the other side before the hub was ruined, even tho it didn't need it, $150 total. 131,000 miles.


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The wheel bearings are pressed, you will have to take it into a shop.

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