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Front wheel bearings replacment in a 2003 ford taurus

I hear a grinding noise when I drive my 2003 ford taurus down the road. It is coming from the front end and I am sure it is associated with the drive train. I have 90,000 miles on the vehicle and am wondering how difficult it is to change out the front wheel bearings?

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Since this is a front wheel drive car i wouldnt really advise doing this by yourself unless youv done stuff like that before. I would say its not so much difficult as it is tedious work and requires some time to complete.

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