do i have to replace the whole front wheel hub if it bearing is making a nosie mean the right side bearing is bad and hibbdion tires says i have to replae the whole hub and they say the price 439.00

Asked by Dec 08, 2011 at 08:02 PM about the 2002 Kia Spectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a wheel bearing that is bad took to a shop one says they have to replace the whole hub other says just nee to replace the bearing one price was 298.00 to remove and replace the bearing other say replace whole hub is 439.00 is ther just aplace the will press it out and replace the old one or are these the steps i have to take

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Kia Spectra? That *should* be a non-serviceable hub bearing assembly, not a wheel bearing, if it's on the front. Whoever told you they can just replace the bearing was probably looking up the wrong vehicle (something that was rear-drive for example) or looking up a rear instead of a front. That price is fairly steep though, I would shop around, since a hub bearing assembly, USUALLY, is fairly straight-forward and not exceedingly difficult. They *will* need to know whether the vehicle has Anti-Lock brakes or not to price you on the correct assembly.

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