Last post on Sep 29, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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Subaru Outback, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, Sedan, Wagon
#146 of 153 Re: 2008 outback wheel bearing [newsubiowner]
Nov 25, 2011 (2:27 pm)
"These assemblies are otherwise extremely easy to mount, total time being 30-40 min per corner. Fair cost is then $60-120 for the bearing hub ass'y and $50-80 for labor. Thus at less than $200 per corner it's difficult to countenance complaints of expensive repair requirements".
So says the subaruguru on this forum....best guess, you ARE getting a rip off quote.
#147 of 153 Re: wheel bearing failures [paisan]
Apr 22, 2012 (4:22 pm)
Have road noise, suspect wheel bearing/s. Got 4 wheels off ground, no play, but one seems to have more drag. Bad bearing or is drag coming from elsewhere in the driveline>?
#148 of 153 Re: wheel bearing failures [afahlgren]
Apr 23, 2012 (7:37 am)
If one is different than the rest, that pretty much points to that particular bearing.
#149 of 153 98 subaru legacy outback whinning rubbing noise coming from front end
Jun 02, 2012 (11:08 am)
i have 1998 subaru legacy outback.i love this car but after years of standard maintance.things have gone bad for her the last couple of years.3 exaust breaks.and now i beleive its losing the wheel bearings.called napa for bearings and seals 105 for front bearings and seals but have to take the front spindle off since there pressed in,broke three bolts off last year changieng brakes around it. has me a little leary of taking this on myself.but on the account not much money these days fraid im going to have to.any advice is helpfull need a puller to swperate the shaft and spindle any body know what size of jaw puller this is?
#150 of 153 Wheel bearing repair cost.
Sep 19, 2013 (9:29 am)
I just had the driver's side front and rear wheel bearings replaced on a 2005 Outback turbo. An ABS brake sensor was also replaced. The work was done by a "Subaru dealer" in the Seattle area. Total cost? $899.00. This is excessive. What can be done about it? Does Subaru America monitor this sort of thing?
#151 of 153 Re: Wheel bearing repair cost. [carrepairz]
Sep 19, 2013 (10:11 am)
Monitor? How do you mean?
I would have thought that bearings should be replaced in pairs, front and/or back.
#152 of 153 Re: Wheel bearing repair cost. [carrepairz]
Sep 19, 2013 (12:56 pm)
There is likely 10 hrs of work, plus parts, involved in the job.
You do realize that more money is made on parts than the initial car sale?
The bearings aren't like our old american car front wheel bearings. They are sealed bearings, pressed in, and require parts of the suspension to be removed.
#153 of 153 Re: Wheel bearing repair cost. [carrepairz]
Sep 29, 2013 (7:13 am)
best answer here is to avoid the dealer. Surely there is a trustworthy competent service garage in your area. I take what repairs we have to a local garage. They have invested in the test equipment and service manuals and are way cheaper than the subaru dealer.
New car dealers reward you for making the second biggest purchase in your life by screwing you royally when they get the chance. Once the warranty is up its not usually a good idea to go there. ten hours labor to change a wheel bearing? sounds like a lot but I have no personal experience so maybe its so.