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Front end I was just told that the front wheel bearings need to be replaced. Also that it comes in an assembly. Is this for both or one side. How can I be sure that is what is wrong.

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It is a hub assembly, each wheel has one. If you have play, are getting a roaring noise, or have an ABS light on, these are all symptoms of a bad bearing.

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