Originally Posted by LexiTwo
Had to replace both front wheel bearings at less than 100,000 miles. Not cheap. Dealer wanted over $3000 in Canada, so I went with after market Can't imagine they will be much worse..Still cost $2300.
I also own a SC 430 and a RX330.with higher mileage...no problem there. Is this common for the LS460
I had to replace my front passenger side wheel bearing, it was a pretty straight forward job that I did myself. I used a Beck Arnley wheel bearing that cost me $170 bucks, the thing failed in 7,000 miles.
So I did it again using an OE wheel bearing (Koyo) and the thing cost me $320 dollars. So far so good with that wheel bearing.
I wouldn't say it's a "common" problem, and let's face it, they replaced both of your front bearings because some places like to do these things in pairs (when actually only one bearing was probably bad). And yes they told you both were bad, etc, and that's fine because maybe the other one would have failed soon anyway (or the tech may have misdiagnosed which bearing had actually failed).
They are heavy cars...the front end takes a lot of abuse for sure. The LS430 has been known to have bearings go bad around 100,000 miles too. The price you were quoted is ridiculous. I even think the price you ended up paying was high as well. I'd say $1,200 would have been fair...maybe...maybe even less.