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Old 10-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Wheel Bearing Replacement - What can go wrong ?

Hi ... I have a 2000 2.7 with approx 86K kms on the OD. I am very sure there are a couple of wheel bearings that need replacement. I get the typical sounds when turning a corner and the road noise is obvious. I'm in Toronto and store the car in the winters (usually about mid Nov). I've put quite a bit of $$ into the car this year (transmission and IMS bearing) and I'm considering putting the bearing replacement off until next spring. My question is what could possibly go wrong if I drive the car for the next 3 weeks without replacing the bearings. My tires already have 15K + on them so if they wear I'm not overly concerned ... what other risks do I run ?

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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you can likely put it off until the spring...... of course that is not a guarantee and if it gets worse you'll know
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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You'll be fine. It's just noise telling you that they're needing attention. Put it away, read up on it and do it next spring. This is a low $$ DYI as the bearings are $40-$50 each. Labor can be expensive as theirs some time involved in the R/R.
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Thanks very much for your feedback
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:38 AM   #5
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Might be a good DIY project and keep you bonded with your car over the winter.
You will have plenty of time to get it done
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Absolutely ... I've been searching the old threads and trying to figure out where I can get the right tools to to this job. Lots of good advice in the archives.

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