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Rear wheel bearings...

Who has either done this... or had this done at the dealer...

Average price per bearing... about 55 bucks...

I want to know how much it might cost me at a shop/dealer...

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If you get both done I believe it will be around 3-4 hours. It's not something you can do in your drive way either unless you have some kind of a press or some really sturdy jack stands/access to a lift. I had one wheel bearing replaced but my friends tech was doing the labor to finish paying me back for an engine. I helped out in doing it and actually broke a 2 by 4 getting the new bearing in (was hitting the wood with a hammer to get the bearing in and split it longways, hence the sturdy jack stands/lift).
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Wheel bearings are one of those things that it is better to pay to have it done. I have heard nothing but hell doing this and in the end they all said it is better to pay to have it done. I had one done at BMW stealer and it cost about $250

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Got them for $35 a side from local german parts store. Took it to my regular mechanic and he had them both changed in 3 hours. Final cost $300.00.
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Like everyone else has said, the rear wheel bearings are not an easy job at all. If you have the right equipment and tools along with a good know-how about working on your car, then by all means go for it, otherwise take it to a shop. Took me a few hours to do one side on my car...first time, had all the equipment, it's just that hard.
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