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Front Wheel Bearing Replacement?
Hi all, I've been a "lurker" for quite some time, and I finally broke down and signed up because I'm not finding my answer in the existing forums...
I have a bad front wheel bearing in the driver's side of my '02 F250 4x4 (manual locking hubs) 7.3. I've been quoted $800 for the repair, and been told that it would take about 2 hours to do (@ $85 an hour)... So my question is, are they trying to pull the wool over my eyes because I'm a female and "don't know any better"? Or am I missing something? I've looked up the supposed bearings that go in my truck (have yet to call NAPA or Autozone to double check), and for the timken hub assembly (I've been told timken is the ideal choice...) it's only $325.99... So either I'm looking at the wrong thing, or they are doubling the price for the part on me? Do I need the entire hub assembly or just the actual bearings? How hard is the job going to be? I ask because I have a buddy from work who I might be able to twist his arm into helping me do it - he replaced bearings in another truck I had awhile back (a tiny Toyota, automatic 4x4, it only needed the actual bearings, not the whole hub assembly - not sure if it's just because it was a smaller truck or what) for a fraction of what I was quoted and it wasn't that big a deal, aside from the rust issue.
I'd be grateful for any advice on parts needed, job difficulty and price.