2002 Toyota Corolla bearing

Tiny
SARDINIA
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  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 45,000 MILES
The car makes a winding sound when I steer toward the right, especially at higher speeds. I noticed it a year ago when it started out, at first, faint and hardly noticeable. Recently it's more pronounced. What other part costs might I be looking at if the bearings have to be replaced? What is the normal repair price for something like this? Any common ploys I should watch out for when trying to get this worked on?

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Steve
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 4:32 PM

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Tiny
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Toyota's have pressed in bearings, not hub assemblies. You must remove the entire front knuckle and have the bearing pressed out/in.

Before replacing the bearing, try this:

Raise car, put on stands. Grasp tire and push/pull both horizontally and vertically, if any movement then possible wheel bearing, ball joint, tie rod, control arm bushing.

Check CV boots for any signs of leakage or cuts/rips in rubber boot.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 5:28 AM

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