Mechanics

BEARINGS GOING BAD, AXLE

2002 Audi Quattro

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2002 Audi Quattro 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 53000 miles

My 2002 Audi A6, 53K miles, was making a weird noise. Mechanic says front wheel bearing needs to be replaced and axle on the left is bad but can hold off for now but it will need to be done sooner than later.
I asked for a 'ballpark' cost -- He said approx. $300 -- for just the wheel bearing to be replaced -- but that's not a final cost b/c it will depend on part availability and he's trying to not have to go through Audi obviously and get best pricing.
1. Is the axle something that needs attention now and what should it cost?
2. Is that a fair estimate for bearings work?
I was going to Audi but since warranty expired, I can't afford their prices but am car illiterate myself. Thanks for any assistance.
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Nora Brill
February 17, 2010.



Labor guide calls for 2.7 hours to change just one. That usually means it has to be pressed off and on. So $300 doesnt sound too bad. The axle will depend on where he gets it as to price, they are a little more (because its an Audi)Expect to pay a few hundred for the axle alone. It should be a little cheaper to do the pair now, labor wise, since the spindle assembly wil already be off to do the wheel bearing

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Jack42
Feb 17, 2010.