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Nissan Sentra 08 Replacing Right Front Wheel Bearing Advice


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jj2451
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Apr 28, 2016, 6:24 PM

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I don't have any experience when it comes to fixing my car, but there is always that first time. I took my car to the shop a few weeks ago and I got told to replace the front wheel bearings. I want to fix this myself because I want feel useful and save a couple of hundred $$$. Any suggestions where to start looking for research or any advise?


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 29, 2016, 12:50 AM

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Quote ">>I don't have any experience when it comes to fixing my car<<"
Do you really want to start with something like this?
A quick and possibly inaccurate look up the hub bearing type this should be isn't that hard. Of course that's made easier with powerful air tools and knowing how to have brake parts out of the way. Anything is doable by anyone with the right tools and instructions. Just how and where to hoist the car is primal of course.


Would you know a good wheel bearing yourself if in your hands or not? If not I have to suggest learning with an experienced tech for first time things. IDK - all the instructions and videos out there don't really cut it compared to a person to assist right there for first time things.


I'll always question why techs find BOTH bearings in need vs just one as short of both being submerged in water or some equal reason don't find both failing at the same time very often.


This is DIY possible - tools and some attention to detail of course.


Refresh: What symptoms do you have now that they are bad at all? I'm not convinced just because someone said so,


T
PS: Parts could cost as little as $100 ea. Failure to do properly is plain dangerous....



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 29, 2016, 12:54 AM)


Hammer Time
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Apr 29, 2016, 4:38 AM

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I want to fix this myself because I want feel useful and save a couple of hundred $$$.


My wife could use a heart transplant. Can you tell me where I can learn how to do this online. I don't want to spend the money and this is as good a time as any to learn heart surgery. It shouldn't be that hard, right?



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Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 29, 2016, 5:09 AM

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OP - That's a 'spot on' analogy by Hammer Time. I don't want to be the first for a heart job and the learning experiment if needed but all do learn even that WITH another right there. As said with this stuff where you risk brakes or a wheel messing up there's real danger if all wrong so either learn from a pro in person once at least then you can get it.


I really love the web and all the stuff of what you absolutely can do that just isn't so easy for lack of tools or some snag and the best instructions can't cover it all.
Ask yourself this without looking it up. Where do you place a floor jack (not one that comes from the car) on this to hoist it? Bet you have to think about even that - right? No harm meant but folks need a solid baseline before any of this stuff and this isn't that hard as things go!


T







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