Monday, November 07, 2005 - 09:53 am, by: Adam Brown(82ajb)
How hard is it to change the rear wheel bearings, and what are the parts i will need (part number if possible)? I think it is the wheel bearings anyway. It's making a regular whirring noise that gets faster and slower with speed.
Monday, November 07, 2005 - 04:27 pm, by: Jeff Wilkins(Calin)
Make sure its not your tires before you head down the wheel bearing road Adam.
Dunno how much the price has changed, but when I bought a set of rear wheel bearings with seals from Toyota it was about $500 (not including installation) a year ago. They are the biggest car wheel bearings Ive ever seen but damn thats expensive!
Monday, November 07, 2005 - 08:20 pm, by: Aaron Casey(Blownminiturbo)
500 bucks... wow! i am tryin to find a groan in my car and im not sure what it is. i have a bearing kind of noise only when i brake. its hard to describe but it is damn annoying. thought it might be caliper slides so i greased them and went away for bout a day then came back.....any ideas????
Friday, February 27, 2009 - 09:27 pm, by: Rich O'neil(Kiwiinaus)
I sourced another set of hubs cheap which meant I could replace the bearings at my leisure , takes about 1/2 hour a side to swap the hubs over , much less hassle . It also means you don't need a press , you can just drop the hubs and bearings off at any place that has a press . At the same time I fitted 95 or later model dust shields [ new $50.00 a side ]means that if you go big brakes later the alloy 4 piston calipers will go straight on with out having to cut/bend the original shields .