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Old 11-24-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Rear wheel bearing/hub assy-1998

Has anyone replaced the rear hub/bearing assembly and where did you purchase them? The dealer wants $486 wholesale price for them. Autozone lists them for $129 but they don't stock them. I can't believe that they are the correct assy if they are selling that cheap. Any input appreciated,
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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Scott: Rockauto has the rear hub assembly listed for $164.79. They also carry the GM hub assembly (with integral sensor) for $517.41.

Yes these are the same assembly most likely made by different manufactures and one has the sensor in it and the other does not.

It's a tough decission isn't it?? :crazy:

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Old 11-24-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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Check Advance Auto & NAPA. They both used to carry the Timken hub assembly for under $ 200.
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Old 11-24-2003, 07:01 PM   #4
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What happens with no sensors :eek:
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Old 11-24-2003, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hello... give me a call and I will hook you up with a great price!!

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Old 11-25-2003, 03:42 PM   #6
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Jim, Gene and Mark- thanks to you all. Gene I'll be calling.
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:33 PM   #7
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It is GM # 7470571 and are sold by gmpartsdirect.com at $348. You will need a 34mm socket to remove the assembly.

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Old 11-25-2003, 07:05 PM   #8
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Just call your local bearing dealer and give them the Timken part #. (available in the installation guide in the archives). I got mine from Kaman Bearings for about $150 per corner.
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:14 PM   #9
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Scott what type of noice is your car amking? My 98 Vette when I turn hard left I hear what sounds like a my tire rubbing the wheel well like sound. I checked and found no sign's of any tire rub anywhere. Is this the type of nioce assiciated with a wheel bearing going bad? Is it when I turn and load the bearing up with the cars weight the reason I only hear the noice? I'm trying to trouble shoot before I drop the scratch for the bearing assembly. I found a post from a guy on the forum who did the changeout and provided a step by step with pic's for guys like me who will aleast give a stab at doing it myself befor I let the dealership bend me over.

If you want the web sight let know and I'll send it to you. Save the wave

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Old 11-25-2003, 07:36 PM   #10
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HeY Mike can you please post the wheel bearing link?

Thanks,
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:23 PM   #11
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You can get the same exact TIMKEN bearings (hub assemblies) from AutoZone. The fronts are part number 513139 and are about $160 each. The rears are part number 512153 and cost about $130 each. These parts are exact replacements for the OEM parts. I could not see any difference between these and the originals.


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Old 11-25-2003, 08:41 PM   #12
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Mike;
The car sounds like theres a beehive in the right rear and it gets progressively louder from 30mph as you speed up. Loading and unloading the bearing on turns affects the tone.
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:52 PM   #13
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jrda;
thanks for the detailed r&r and part numbers! My buddy is going to be really happy as I had informed him that the dealer cost for the bearing was $486 and I couldn't believe the Autozone quoted price could be the right item! That is less than I paid for the rear bearings on my C4's and they have no sensor mounted in them! Now if only I can get the dealer to warranty the clutch release bearing I installed last March.
Thanks again to all; Scott
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:56 PM   #14
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Someone said there is no sensor in them?
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:38 AM   #15
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The bearing I got from Advance Auto had the sensor attached and was made by BCA. Retail was $ 168.00.
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