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Kia 2001 magentis noise in front

Scraping noise in front on drivers side noticed when driving at 100 km or greater

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Sounds like the bearing might be going out in the hub assembly. You can replace the bearing itself, but it takes special tools and an arbor or hydraulic press. Most folks just replace the whole hub assebbly with the new bearing already in it. Cost is just over $100. US for the part, and labor should be about one hour. it is a fairy easy DIY repair using basic shop tools. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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