Here are some indicators of a worn wheel hub bearing or other wheel-end damage:
- • Grinding when the vehicle is in motion.
- • Knocking or clunking.
- • Humming, rumbling or growling.
- • Wheel vibration and/or wobble.
- • Abnormal side pull when brakes are applied.
- • Uneven rotor or brake pad wear.
How much does it cost to fix a hub?
The cost of a wheel hub (assembly or bearings) can start from as low as $60 and go well over a hundred dollars. The make and model of your car, will determine the exact price. Wheel hub replacement costs can vary from car to car as well as who you buy them from.
How does a wheel hub work?
Wheel hubs are located in the center of the car’s wheels. Specifically, you can find them situated between the drive axle and brake drums. Essentially, wheel hub assemblies work to connect the wheel to the vehicle body. The assembly contains bearings, which allow the wheels to roll quietly and efficiently.
How much does it cost to replace a wheel bearing hub?
You will pay about $400, on average, for front wheel bearing replacement. The labor will be anywhere from $140-$180, while parts may cost as little as $200 or as much as $400.The difference in prices is due to the cost of parts for more expensive cars as well as the various fees that individual mechanics charge.
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