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Rear Hub and bearing replacement cost

I have a 2002 Explorer and one of the rear hub and bearings need to be repleaced. I am going to do both. What should the cost be to have a shop do the repair?

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  • hisofferstil Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks Michigan Man, unfortunately I am mechanically challenged so for the sake of my marriage, I will get the shop to do it. I just received a quote for $702 and change.

    Thanks for the assistanse

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You are looking at $197.88 to $229.09 for the hub assembly (this is for both the bearings and the hubs) and this is just a guess but anywhere from $95.00 to $125.00 for the labor cost
but you can do what I did find a place where the salvage yard is self service and take the hub and bearing assembly off the car in the yard and put on yours cause I only paid $18.00 for the hub and bearings taking them off and putting back on myself you can do it just take your time and have someone to help you and do one wheel at a time

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    edgar walker Jan 05, 2009

    that is a good deal on getting the job done but don't think i am cheap but if you get the parts there is some high school or tech school that will do it cheaper

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