wheel bearing ? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: fredericksburg va
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gkinch is on a distinguished road
Default wheel bearing ?

My 02 ssei needs a new front wheel bearing assembly it has 82k miles. the parts store has one for $85 and one for$225. which one should I buy? and why is there such a big differance in price?

thanks gene
gkinch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Part of the price difference is probably warranty is better.
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

you can also order it from the dealer or online:

Quote:
GM PART # 12429204
CATEGORY: Front Wheel Hub
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $323.46
OUR PRICE: $168.20
http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...roduct_Count=8
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fbody69 is on a distinguished road
Default

The cheaper ones are totally useless. Sometimes they make noise right away.
fbody69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
white06lacrossecxs is on a distinguished road
Default

The front left wheel bearing went out on my dad'* Park Avenue a couple of years ago. He bought the cheap Auto Zone one. It went out in 2 weeks. He decided to get the GM. No problem since. I would stick with OEM.
white06lacrossecxs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: fredericksburg va
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gkinch is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for all the good input! I will stay away from the autozone cheapie.


Gene
gkinch is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spun Bearing or main bearing? Kennginn 1992-1999 3 08-05-2004 02:09 PM
Replacement of Rear Wheel Bearing Teuobk 1992-1999 2 07-05-2004 07:30 PM
Bad WHeel Bearing, Will my wheel fall off?? h1081dan General GM Chat 7 11-17-2003 11:37 PM
Replacing front wheel bearing mattsh 1992-1999 3 03-03-2003 05:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.