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I just got back from my local dealership and I was told that both front hub wheel bearings need to be replaced at a cost of $700+, plus tax. Is this price estimate is high or not? what other alternatives are there.<p>TIA,<br>
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (vstarkwell)

Greatest cost of replacement is probably the labor - quick search online produced a price of $71.95 each, parts only.<p><A HREF="http://www.1aauto.com/1A/wheel-bearing-hub-front/Volvo/S70/1ASHF00113/1240339/1/?utm_source=google_base&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_base_api" TARGET="_blank">http://www.1aauto.com/1A/wheel...e_api</A><p>Damned if I wouldn't be tempted to see if I couldn't do it myself if I was facing a $500+ labor charge!<p>Of course - I'm assuming you're checking on this for the car in your profile (the '98 S70)??
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (wdodge52)

Yes this is for my car (98 S70), I knew the price seemed way too high and I'll bet your right that a majority of estimate is labor. Thank you for the link by the way now if I was only more mechanically inclined I'd do it myself but alas I'm not. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (vstarkwell)

Aw heck, a few skinned knuckles and you'll get it done and then have a beer while patting yourself on the back over how much money you saved.<p>Seriously, buy the parts on line and then take them to an indie mech to get the job done at a much lower labor cost than at the dealer - it's not a matter of warranty work so it doesn't matter if the dealer doesn't do it and rob you blind...
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (wdodge52)

Will you be interested in some front wheel bearings???<p>I have a 1998 V70 that am selling all parts.<p>Speedy<p><br>
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (3 volvos)

Turns out I only need the front right wheel bearing and not on both sides, but I do have a question does it make sens to replace both? or do I just replace the one side?
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (vstarkwell)

I normally just replace the one that is bad!!!<p>How about 75 plus shippinf for the passenger side.<p>Speedy
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (3 volvos)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>3 volvos</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I normally just replace the one that is bad!!!<p>How about 75 plus shippinf for the passenger side.<p>Speedy</TD></TR></TABLE><p>After I provided him a link where he can get a NEW one for $71.95? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wheel bearings question (wdodge52)

Yes,<br> 75 dollars just for the bearing. The item I am selling comes with whole spindle you just need to unbolt the struts and remove the ball joint.<p><br>Speedy
 

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Btw, compare your local dealership to an independent volvo mechanic that you know and trust. I've found scenarios where one is cheaper than the other...and vice versa. (And it propably keeps them both a little more honest.)
 
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