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I have a 2000 subaru forester, I bought it used in 2004 w/65,000 miles on it. The problems started about two years later, with the left wheel bearing just about gone and the right was following. We replaced the left wheel bearing and a week later the right. Then the left was going bad and the warranty was just about up....had the left replaced again. Than again in March had the right replaced again. Now four months later the darn thing is going bad again. I have never replaced any wheel bearings in any of the cars that I have owned let alone going on my fifth for THIS car in less than two years....we just came back from the dealership and guess what!!!! Same problem (now the fifth one) the left has been replaced twice and now the right is going on its third one..but this time they are telling me that I need to replace the knuckle as well as the wheeling bearing. I told the service guy-Brad, will this solve the problem or did I buy a lemom? What type of knuckle? I asked for a part on it...hoping to buy the part and have someone else do the labor...because this car is costing me now in labor...can you this the permanent answer...or should I find the nearest lake and dump this car? Thanks, Doris

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  • doris21 Jul 18, 2008

    I already had a extended warranty when I first bought the car and when the problem first came up they would not cover it until the wheel would have fallen off....and I couldn't wait until that happened...what if it would have happened on the expressway?



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This seems to very expensive car to maintain as there is too much wear in the wheel which is very unusual in the car try to get the part extended warranty ask about 2 years if any things happens again you can get replaced for free....

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