How do I know if my front wheel bearings are going out in my car
I have a 2002 Deawoo Lanos and when I went to have my value gasket replaced the mechanic said that my front wheel bearings are going out. And that it would cost about $750 to fix. How do I know if he is telling me the truth?
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Wheel bearings are difficult to tell which of the four at times.
Be sure to be adviced by an old fox in the game. Cars are sound boxes. I had a car and it actually was the last bearing being the guilty one. Wheel and hub bearing is the same to me. And there are other bearings there. Better shop around for cost estimate and guarantee on repair. DIY can be more costly if no mechanic. You pay parts and go about with DIY risks you pay at all times.
And official dealers are not allways the best. Dry not moving plastic hub caps can make a lot of nasty noise at low speed in narrow streets or underground parkings. If you have those get them off clean tyre rims and caps and grease them slight with teflon spray or so. Refit. Cost virtually nothing. Also make up other items coming up fore replacement not to overinvest in old wrecker with corrosion or too high mileage. Maybe your's is fine but calculate ahead. Including totall loss value on accident.
you have to replace bearing and hub as a unit.you have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .
Remove the wheel ,then track end ,brake caliper support ,the pinch bolt that holds housing to the strut ,lower track control arm swivel.pull off and place on bench .knock the centre hub piece out and on the inside of the housing is a big circlip that holds it in .Then take to a garage and have the old one pressed out and the new one pressed in.stripping shouldnt take more than 35mins ,visit to garage for the pressing?? allow 2 days --- refitting max half hour
If the sound is all the time, no matter what you are doing then it is the Transmission going bad. CV Joints, Wheel bearing will only make the noise when in rotation.. Also remember that this is a front wheel drive car, so it will throw you off thinking it is the wheel bearings or CV joints due to the front wheel drive