My wifes cousin did our bearing and he said to stick with the Gm ones. He got cheap ones and they did not last on his sisters car. My son has a Grand Prix and it uses the same bearing and its not known to go bad on them????
Well, unfortunately money is a serious issue for me. I'm supporting myself and my fiancee right now as she'* "between jobs". I'm going to have to go with the cheap one and see how long it lasts. The OE ones are way too expensive, more expensive than even the Timken ones. I'm fairly sure that the cheap ones will be almost as good, I mean, how many ways can you machine a piece of metal to fit in a certain spot on a car?
I use to agree with the guy that said just because one bearing goes out doesn't mean you need to replace the other. In the past year, I've replaced wheen bearings on two of my cars. On both cars, I replaced one of the front bearings (hubs) but left the other because it seemed fine. On both cars, within 3 months the other bearing had to be replaced.
I'll go one better on my 2001 SSEi, I had a headlight go out. I noticed that many places sold a 2-pack, but I just bought the single since I figured I'd lose the other one before that light went out. Exactly one week later, the other headlight went out! It makes sense I guess that they both are on at the same time and they would both last the same amount of time. But who would replace a bulb that'* not burned out?
We all wait until things are broken before we fix them - right?
the only thing with replacing only one is if you not positive its that one. i remember when i worked at the chevy dealership. there where times when we thought it was one side and after we replaced it it still was making noise. so unless your sure i personally would do both while its in the garage.