WHEEL BEARINGS

Toyota Corolla

Tiny

maheshko

December, 6, 2006 AT 4:18 PM

I have a Toyota Corolla 1998. Mileage is 130K. Whenever I drive it, I can hear some hissing sound from the right front side. I showed it to mechanic, who is asying that this is because of the wheel bearings. He is also suggesting that even only right side has been damaged, replace both wheel bearings in front. He is estimating it to be $400 to $500 expenses (parts close to 120$ and labor charges the rest).
I want to know whether this is true? Should I have to go for replacement of the both wheel bearings? And is the cost reasonable?
Thanks.

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Tiny

Canvis69@yahoo.com

December, 8, 2006 AT 3:34 AM

Those aren't wheel bearings they are hub bearings. Only replace the bad one. And they should be 70 or so parts, plus 140 or so labor. See how much he is marking stuff up- over 30% is to much.

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