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Old 08-11-2014, 10:54 PM
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BMW 328i wheel bearing

Hello,

Today I gave my car to BMW dealer(Los Angeles) as there was some noice when I drive above 40mph.

They said it may be issue with wheel bearing. The Quote they gave me for Front right bearing is close to $900. So at this point I am not sure if its going to front right/left or rear right/left.

But from what I understand front right and left charges goes hand in hand so as per me it should be $900 for front and probably $900 for rear. I dont understand the concept of left and right in this case based off the amount.

So I would like to take some feedback from BMW community if this sounds right or not.

Its for 328i Sedan 2008.
$900 includes part and labor(Just front right).


Does this sound right?
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:02 PM
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I would get another quote from an Indy.

I would get another quote from an Indy.
Also how much is labor and how much is parts?
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:07 PM
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around 400 for labor and same for part. Sounds fishy to me. Cause initially they were saying front bearing but after changing the right, noise is still there so now they are saying change the left for same price.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:10 PM
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It is not an AWD I take it? If not, RUN!!!! A wheel hub assembly, good OEM replacement, is $130.00 with a bearing. I did the rears on my wife's Altima (it's FWD) by myself. Cost me $120.00 for both sides in parts. It should be an easy job for any mechanic. Take off brakes and rotor, unbolt assembly and reverse to install.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:14 PM
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Here is the Bentley Manual procedure:

-Raise car and remove front wheel.
-Unbolt brake caliper and hang to side with a stiff wire (do not disconnect brake hose).
-Remove brake disc.
-Remove wheel bearing / hub unit off steering knuckle.

Installation is reverse.

Parts link:

http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/200..._assembly.html

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Old 08-12-2014, 12:22 PM
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If you have a RWD model, the front wheel bearing is bolted in. It's very easy to replace. If you can do brakes, this is a piece of cake.

The AWD models and rear bearings in RWD models are pressed and you need a special tool to replace them.

That's a normal price for a dealership to charge for a pressed in wheel bearing. It should be MUCH cheaper at the dealer for a bolted bearing.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:14 PM
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Hello,

Today I gave my car to BMW dealer(Los Angeles) as there was some noice when I drive above 40mph.

They said it may be issue with wheel bearing. The Quote they gave me for Front right bearing is close to $900. So at this point I am not sure if its going to front right/left or rear right/left.

But from what I understand front right and left charges goes hand in hand so as per me it should be $900 for front and probably $900 for rear. I dont understand the concept of left and right in this case based off the amount.

So I would like to take some feedback from BMW community if this sounds right or not.

Its for 328i Sedan 2008.
$900 includes part and labor(Just front right).


Does this sound right?
MY bigger concern with your question is that they said it MAY BE an issue with the wheel bearing. That's a lot of loot to spend on a "may be"... Are you sure it's not the TIRES? I was CONVINCED my noise was failed wheel bearings and had both front's replaced at my Indy... turns out, I was WRONG (yet again!)... The noise is from my lousy run flat tires.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:52 PM
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That is a pretty high quote for labor and parts. The job itself is pretty simple and can even be done by a non professional as long as you are willing
to take your time.

We do carry the OEM front wheel bearing and hub assembly for $93.81 each.

Here is a link to our site for the hub and bearing assembly:
AutohausAZ - Wheel hub & bearing

Disclaimer: Make sure to check the year and model of the vehicle before placing the order.
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^lol the forum censored the wheel bearing manufacturing company, F A G
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^lol the forum censored the wheel bearing manufacturing company, F A G
It did so I just changed it to OEM.
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Today I gave my car to BMW dealer(Los Angeles) as there was some noice when I drive above 40mph.

They said it may be issue with wheel bearing. The Quote they gave me for Front right bearing is close to $900. So at this point I am not sure if its going to front right/left or rear right/left.

OK, look: Dealers are a last resort when out of warranty. They charge top dollar and you must remember that you're dealing with people just like anyone else - they make mistakes and are not always right.

You're better off with a reputable Indy. You're best off doing it yourself - you know it's done right and you may learn a few useful skills. Of course not everyone can, in which case I always recommend the excellent Indy, if you know of one. Ask around!

Lots of DIY info available - just Google.


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