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Old 06-11-16, 05:34 PM   #1
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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
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That is a lot money.

How does one know that the their wheel bearings are shot?
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Old 06-11-16, 09:35 PM   #3
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I've never read of that being a common issue. But...for wheel bearings...$2,300 for aftermarket parts? Thats absurd...where did you have the work done?

Common symptom of a bad wheel bearing is a grinding or dragging sound when the wheels are turning.
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Old 06-11-16, 10:41 PM   #4
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Yeah wheel bearings should not cost that much and the diy is pretty str8 forward.
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Had mine done was 600 for just the passenger side.
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Old 06-12-16, 08:33 AM   #7
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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.
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Had both front ones done on my 2009 AWD. The car had less than 100,000km (60,000 mi). That was in 2014.

The car was under warranty and had no clue it was that much!

I also have a 2010 RWD with 95,000 miles and no issue what-so-ever... go figure...
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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.
Have to agree with this. Having spent a lot of time in the front wheel wells of my 2007 LS460 with the wheels and brakes off, I can say that it looks like a simple job. I'm pretty sure the front wheel bearings bolt directly to the knuckle with 4 bolts, so should be quite a simple DIY if you're that way inclined. This should obviously be reflected in dealer/independent prices too, it can't be more than about an hour or hour and a half each side for the labour - 3 hours tops for both, plus the parts.
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I thought it was my new tires for weeks until Discount Tire drove it slowly by a wall and I could hear the metal on metal scraping. I am lucky to have a great team by my house.

2007 LS460 SWB had to replace as well. Bought one left and one right, Timken brand () from Amazon, for a total of about $500. Since I'm in the rust belt, took days to get these things out and put the new ones in; the rust had welded them in place.

New ones in, back silent driving, increase in mpg.

About $1500. $2300 sounds about right if you didn't provide the parts, and you're not in USA.
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