Sorry, I somehow thought you had both fronts replaced under warranty! Go with the Amazon deal!
I think you might be surprised - Timken has a large automotive bearing facility in Wuxi China. I have been there - and it is a nice clean shop and one of the largest heat treatment facilities under one roof.
My Brembo Brake DYI thread here
may help in replacing the hub yourself.
Remember, always use two support devices when raising your car.
How does one know when the bearings are going bad? Is there a noise or vibration?
Im going through this mess now myself. Discovered tonight that it is indeed my front passenger bearing as well. Now for all of the parts that ive found...... is there no difference in the rwd and awd hub assemblies? I didnt see where it asked anywhere on any of the parts I was looking at..... However Im sure glad somebody posted that amazon link...... Thats alot cheaper than the timkens I found!
Thanks for the help guys!
They are the same part number. No difference.
Ok went to order it and I noticed a potential problem. On the amazon link (and on a couple e-bay listings as well) it says Front wheel hub assembly", then you look at the product notes" and it says "rear hub assembly"..... What gives? Am I missing something or over thinking something? I have found 2 different part numbers for the "front hub assembly" from timken so I need to know which part number I need. I have to order this stinkin thing soon haha.
Thanks again for the help!
Here is another site that sells them both for $225...........Free shipping too.
Not sure what is happening with the amazon site, too bad you can't call them!
I haven't done anything with mine yet. I am having trouble determining if it is the front or rear. The sound isn't very loud yet. Mistercoffee2 thanks for the link, that helps! The front doesn't look difficult. Does anyone know if the rear hub is any more difficult to replace than the front hob on RWD model?
[QUOTE=jhschlak;10680705]Does anyone know if the rear hub is any more difficult to replace than the front hob on RWD model?/QUOTE]
If we talk about a RWD car the front is very easy. The rear is a different mater. You cannot get a socket on the three hub bolts due to the outer CV joint. The service manual says you must push the axel at least part way out of the hub to access the hub bolts but it will not go back far enough unless you remove some of the of the things attached to the knuckle. I believe the trailing arm and the lower swing arm will do it but I removed all of them because I was replacing the knuckle as well.
YOU MUST SUPPORT THE SWING ARM with another jack or stand before removing the swing arm bolt from the hub.
The spring is pushing on it and it will hurt you. All these bolts are easy to access.
Just an update. Got the wheel bearing in today, boy is it nice to drive and have the capability to talk to the person sitting next to you haha.
The hub assembly was cake to put on. The only problem I ran into was getting the old hub off. I beat my brains out for 2 hours with 2 hammers swingin to get it off. Good lord was that thing seized on. When it finally did come off I spent about 45 minutes scrapping out tons of road grime which most of it was OLD salt that caked together and formed a cement like seal around it.
Other than that it was simple.