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truck felt like it has a pulsation in the front wheel, so i brought it in to the dealer......dealer just called and says the driver side hub / wheel bearing is shot and needs to be replaced......for about $620. $400 and change for the part, and $200 for labor. i am clueless, so i was wondering if i am getting a fair price, or screwed. it has to be done, but they won't start till tomorrow.....
 

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If you are mechanically inclined, then you can do the work yourself. All you need is some basic tools. And there is a thread on here that will walk your through the procedure.
 

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sgtrogerp3;1565567; said:
truck felt like it has a pulsation in the front wheel, so i brought it in to the dealer......dealer just called and says the driver side hub / wheel bearing is shot and needs to be replaced......for about $620. $400 and change for the part, and $200 for labor. i am clueless, so i was wondering if i am getting a fair price, or screwed. it has to be done, but they won't start till tomorrow.....
Is it not still under warranty?
The part does not cost $400, if you are gonna have to pay for it. Then give Eric (dmaxallitech) www.gmdiesel.com a call, he has them I think for $280 and do it yourself, if I can anyone can!! It's not too bad to change.
In order to make sure this hub is gone, lift that tire off the ground and push/pull at the top and bottom of tire, if there is play, you need to replace, if not, it's good.
McRat also has a DIY write up in the DIY section for replacing a hub assembly.
Good luck.
Here ya go:
http://dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71798
 

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I had both front wheel bearing assembly's go bad at 65k mi. They were 275.00 each and a friend put them in for 40.00 I think the other price is a bit high. just my .02.
 

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there price sounds about right.
 

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Drop your pants, walk in backwards and tell them to kiss you before the screwing, then tell them while they have you there go ahead and stroke your shaft. That price is high.
 

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the dealer isnt a charity. its going to cost more to have a shop do it that your self. there is a mark up on parts and labor cost money. The dealer has bills to pay just like anyone else. if the part costs 280 then 400 sounds about right for a mark up. and i bet the all data says 2 hours for labor at a 100/hr then tax. so $620 sounds about right.
 

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labor im not sure of but the bearing is 400 and some change list at the dealer.
 

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tmg115;1566141; said:
the dealer isnt a charity. its going to cost more to have a shop do it that your self. there is a mark up on parts and labor cost money. The dealer has bills to pay just like anyone else. if the part costs 280 then 400 sounds about right for a mark up. and i bet the all data says 2 hours for labor at a 100/hr then tax. so $620 sounds about right.
$100/hr :eek:
 

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I paid $210.00 at Casa Chevy in Albuquerque.Last one I bought was from Carquest,$180.00 and a lifetime warranty!It's about a 2 hr. job.Only specialized tool is a big Metric socket.I think it's a 34 mm or something like that.
 

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my closest dealer is $120 an hour. how people go to them is beyond me.
 

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tmg115;1566429; said:
my closest dealer is $120 an hour. how people go to them is beyond me.
Me too,it's a pretty simple job to do.
 

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I don't know what happened to my post, but that was supposed to be www.gmdieseltech.com

DO IT YOURSELF, you'll save tons of cash. Hell bring it over here I'll help you do it for free! Well maybe a six pack.:D

$620 is flat out Stuuuppid! You can spend $280 instead! A savings of $340, and have the joy of doing it yourself.

That's why they call em stealers, tranny spin on for $10 or $29???? hmmmmmmmmm.
 

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05LLY2500HD;1565581; said:
Is it not still under warranty?
The part does not cost $400, if you are gonna have to pay for it. Then give Eric (dmaxallitech) www.gmdiesel.com a call, he has them I think for $280 and do it yourself, if I can anyone can!! It's not too bad to change.
In order to make sure this hub is gone, lift that tire off the ground and push/pull at the top and bottom of tire, if there is play, you need to replace, if not, it's good.
McRat also has a DIY write up in the DIY section for replacing a hub assembly.
Good luck.
Here ya go:
http://dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71798
EXACTLY! Take a look at McRat's DIY write up that 05LLY2500HD posted the link to. If you have or have access to all of the necessary tools it's not a hard job at all as long as you follow everything McRat says to do. I changed my own and it was no big deal. Being my first time and all it probably took me around 5 hours total but that was being very slow and reading the instructions about 50 times during the job to make sure I was doing everything correctly.
 

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Are you running stock wheels and tires?
 

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well, it actually ended up costing me $557, and that included a "waste disposal fee" of $15. guy says anything with grease on it, or batteries, etc. have that tacked on. next time i'll tell them to put the crap in a box and i'll dispose of it myself.
 

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I bet you anything they through the wheel bearing, grease and all, in the metal scrap bin. Waste disposal fee, that's a money maker.
 

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My truck has the pulsating as well, but the bearings are fine. My issue is the pitman/idler arms are bad. Will need to get them replaced and braces.
 

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The stealer is going by the flat rate book. You can replace the bearing assembly in an hour on the ground with hand tools if you are mechanically inclined. If you are doing it by hand use a good breaker bar, you will need it. GM uses lock-tite on everything. Easy job though.
 
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