What sound does a bad rear wheel bearing make?
The classic sounds of a bad wheel bearing are cyclic chirping, squealing and/or growling noise. You can also tell that the sound is related to wheel bearings if it changes in proportion to vehicle speed. The sound can get worse with every turn, or it can disappear momentarily.
How do you know which rear wheel bearing is bad?
You can test this by gently swaying your car while driving slowly. If the noise lessens when you sway right, then the damaged bearing is likely on a left wheel bearing. If it lessens when you sway left, a right wheel bearing is likely broken.
Why do Subaru wheel bearings fail?
The main reasons that a wheel bearing fails are: Impact damage or poor road quality – all impacts from driving through a pothole, driving over speed bumps or hitting the curbstone can damage a wheel bearing and reduce its lifespan. Poor quality wheel bearing – a wheel bearing is continuously under enormous pressure.
How much does it cost to replace wheel bearings on a Subaru?
What’s the cost for wheel bearing replacement on my Subaru For a national average across all vehicles, the average cost to replace the wheel bearings (for 1 wheel) is about $350.
How much do rear wheel bearings cost to replace?
The cost of a complete rear wheel bearing replacement will be somewhere in area of $240 to $460. Parts will on average be between $100 and $180. The labor costs will be around $140 to $280.
Do Subarus have bearings?
This first article will focus on the Subaru Forester, but many of the Subaru models use the same bearing design. There are many different variations of the wheel bearing and below are some pictures of the some of the common designs of the last few years.
Do I need to get an alignment after replacing wheel bearings?
Anytime the steering/suspension system has been taken apart for whatever reason, its always a good idea to have alignment checked. You shouldn’t have to have an alignment after a bearing/axle.