I have a 2007 RX350 and I have a noise in the front at cruising speeds of 40-50 mph. The lexus dealership said that it is my front passenger wheel bearing and it is $1,200 to fix it. I know i can buy the hub and the bearing for just under $200 so can anyone tell me how to replace it? I am pretty mechanical but have never attempted this job before. Can anyone send me a video link or give me a step by step on how to replace it and what tools I will need? I have basic tools, but no press. I have read it is easier to just replace the whole hub and not try to replace the bearing due to needing a press. help!!
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You are looking ay about a 400 - 500 dollar job for both sides.
You can simply take the part to most any machine shop or even mechanic shop and they can press in and out the bearings if you ant to do the work yourself. The bearing is about 60 bucks IIRC.
Cost is about $50 for a Timken wheel bearing and about the same again to have a new one pressed in. Would talk to the shop in advance. Just do not walk in with the items in hand asking for them to drop what they are doing to do this and have cash.
kiwi is correct in my opinion, the right front wheel bearing goes out often because the wheel hits the curb or is otherwise damaged, the left much less so. my lexus dealer in seattle did the right front at 80K miles on my 2006 400h for $400, covered by my extended warranty. they put it on the lift and checked both sides with a stethiscope to verify where the whine noise is coming from, the left side was fine. the NC dealer that wants 1200 is crazy, also check with a toyota dealer many will work on lexus and they have the same parts that fit the toyota highlander hybrid. it is the same vehicle mechanically.