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1G front wheel bearing install, ripped off.

Posted by Nuzzi, Aug 15, 2014

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  1. Nuzzi

    Nuzzi Proven Member

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    So I needed a new front passenger wheel bearing on my 1G awd, I took the knuckle with new parts down to a garage and dropped it off thinking it wasn't a big deal to just replace the bearing and seals. They want to charge me $135!!! Pretty pissed, I would've just done it my dam self, in the past it would have cost like $20 or something since I already took it off the car. Does this sound right or am I being ripped off?
    The knuckle wasn't beat up or anything, I even cleaned all the crud off it. Said it took them an hour and a half.
     

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  2. craig4g63

    craig4g63 Proven Member

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    A shop should charge 0.5 hr shop rate to remove and replace bearing with knuckle provided. A fair price would be around $50.
     

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  3. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Why didnt you ask up front? Pay the piper.[DOUBLEPOST=1408144847][/DOUBLEPOST]This is also why I own a press
     

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  4. 2slow4now

    2slow4now Proven Member

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    Check before you have someone do work and get it on paper too if possible. chalk it up as a lesson learned. Move on and next time buy more tools with the "extra" you would have to pay. Shop rates are going up right along with cost of living, fuel, and wages. Be your own shop. :)
     

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  5. Nuzzi

    Nuzzi Proven Member

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    I always do my own work, front wheel bearings and alignments are the only things I cant do and only because I don't have the tools. Guess ill be buying a press.
     

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