Average Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost (Front & Rear)

Wheel bearings seem to be getting worse on modern cars. This means that if you own a car, you will probably need to replace it at some point. Here's how much it costs to replace a wheel bearing

Average Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost

The average wheel bearing replacement cost is between $150 and $500, depending on the car model and labor costs. The average price for parts is $50 to $200 and the average labor cost is $100 to $300

  • You may need some special tools to replace wheel bearings yourself.
  • The replacement of the wheel bearing replacement differs between the front or rear axle.
  • If your car model does not have separate wheel bearings, you may have to replace the whole wheel hub, and ABS sensor, which increases the part costs a lot.

Average Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost

Front Wheel BearingLow: $200Average: $300High: $600
Rear Wheel BearingLow: $150Average: $250High: $500

Estimated Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost by Car Model

These are the average estimated wheel bearing replacement cost by car model. The cost can also differ depending on your engine type and year model.

Car ModelRear CostFront Cost
Ford F-150$250$350
Honda CR-V$250$400
Chevrolet Silverado$300$500
Ram 1500/2500/3500$350$450
Toyota RAV4$300$400
Toyota Camry$250$350

Parts Needed for a Wheel Bearing replacement

Part NameRequired?All Models?
Wheel BearingYesYes
ABS SensorIn some casesNo
New Control arm boltsPreferedNo
Copper or Silver PastePreferedYes
New bolts to the wheel bearingPreferedNo
Driveshaft nutOptionalNo
Wheel HubOptionalNo

Repairs commonly related to Wheel Bearing replacement

Replacement TypePrice Range
ABS Sensor Replacement Cost$100 – $150
Front Wheel Hub Replacement Cost$100 – $400
Rear Wheel Hub Replacement Cost$100 to $350
CV Joint Replacement Cost$150 to $300

A Mechanic’s Tips about Wheel Bearing replacement

  • Always make sure that you have the right tools for the job before starting the procedure. Some wheel bearing replacements needs a press tool. You do also need the right adapters to make sure you are not pressing on the bearings.
  • Replace all necessary bolts like bolts for control arms, driveshaft nut, and other bolts you remove on the way.
  • Wheel bearings can be difficult to diagnose, so make sure you replace the right wheel bearing. Lift the car and turn the wheel to listen for any strange noises around it.
  • Do not forget to lubricate all parts before installing everything together again. You will thank yourself the next time you replace something in the suspension the next time.

What is a Wheel Bearing?

The wheel bearing helps your wheel turn efficiently without causing any friction. There are different wheel bearings, including ball bearings and roller bearings, depending on your car model.

How serious is a Wheel Bearing failure?

A very worn wheel bearing can result in a car that won’t move at all. A bad wheel bearing will also create a lot of heat while driving, which can cause other parts to take damage from it.

How often do Wheel Bearings need replacement?

There is no specified schedule for when wheel bearings should be replaced. Wheel bearings should be replaced when you start hearing bad sounds from them. The replacement time can differ a lot, and in some cars, you do never have to replace the wheel bearings in the car’s whole lifetime.

How do you know if you have a bad wheel bearing?

The most common symptoms of a bad wheel bearing are grinding or grating noises, uneven tire wear, play in the wheel, and stability problems. Learn more about the symptoms here: Symptoms of a bad wheel bearing

OBD codes associated with a Wheel Bearing replacement

C0226 – Left Front Wheel Speed Signal Missing
C0040 – Right Front Wheel Speed Circuit Malfunction
C0227 – Left Front Wheel Speed Signal Erratic
C0223 – Right Front Wheel Speed Signal Erratic

Related Parts to a Wheel Bearing Replacement

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