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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Does anyone have any info for decent shops in Fredericton for a wheel bearing replacement? Any recommendations? I am aware of the pressed in bearings and the need for proper tools/experience on this. I have confirmed the issue is my rear passenger side bearing.

I wish this was as simple as a bolt on hub replacement so I could do it myself. What about a complete assembly from a donor? Is that unrealistic thought? Or do I have to bite the bullet on this and suck it up?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Any shop should be able to do it. York Auto is pretty good with Subarus. If you wanted to you could take the hub out yourself and have the shop change the bearing.

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Cheaper to take it out and take the whole thing to a shop, but the rears are the biggest pain in the ass. The long bolt never wants to come out nicely. If you're not well equipped and used to dealing with stubborn parts I'd just take it to a shop and have the whole thing done.

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Stubborn meaning "rusty as hell and will most likely break at least two bolts in the process"

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:28 am 
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You guys aren't the first to recommend York Auto, they seem to have a decent reputation about them.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:47 pm 
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sha_zapple wrote:
Stubborn meaning "rusty as hell and will most likely break at least two bolts in the process"


Something like that. I found out the long bolts are only $13 from the dealer. I have spares now. Sometimes its easier to just cut the damn things out than try to work them free.

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I had my forester bearings done at the dealer. I went to york and got a quote for the job and it turned out to be the same price as at subaru. So i figured I might as well get some genuine parts.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Oddly enough, I hadn't even considered the soob dealer in town.

Nice call, interesting to see what they'd want for it.

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Occasionally the dealership will even have better prices on parts than other spots in town. I was replacing the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly on my WRX and it was cheapest at the dealer.

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I just bought a OEM Fuel Filler neck from the dealership for $138 when Rock Auto (usually ridiculously cheap) would have been $180.

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AcidGord wrote:
I just bought a OEM Fuel Filler neck from the dealership for $138 when Rock Auto (usually ridiculously cheap) would have been $180.



now that's a first

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:42 pm 
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After running so many beaters/cheap cars and living in DIY world, even considering a dealership feels unnatural. Is that wrong? :D

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