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Wheel bearing replacement?


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I've got a '03 986 S (six speed) with 49k miles that seems to have developed a roaring noise coming from the back left wheel at speeds exceeding 40mph. I was afraid it was the tires, but they only have 6k miles on them and the problem developed in one day. Parked the car at the office, on the drive home it sounded like I was driving a Jeep with mud tires, it's ridiculous on the freeway. Research on here sounds like I may have a bad wheel bearing.

I'm not much of a DIY, so my question is what am I likely to get charged to replace the two rear wheel bearings. I've been visiting the dealer I purchased it from since it was under CPO warranty, but that should be expiring shortly. I'm in San Diego, anyone use an independent they can recommend in the Mid to North County area?

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I hope this helps and I hope it's what is causing the nosie your describing. I had a almost sureal similar experience last week. Drove our 98 986 to work all was great. Went out for lunch and heard a 'clunk' from the left rear wheel area....didnt hear it again until the put the window down and heard a low rotating noise like you described and I thought as you did...oh crap a wheel bearing. I took it 'gingerly' over to the dealer. The next morning they called 1 st thing and found the following. On the left half shaft there are bolts on the half shaft face transition plate that had worked their way lose and were not tight. Once found and retorqued 'pfffft' the noise and vibration were gone. I picked up the car and test drove it agressively and problem solved. I hope this is what you are experiencing and not a wheel bearing. Good luck!

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I've got a '03 986 S (six speed) with 49k miles that seems to have developed a roaring noise coming from the back left wheel at speeds exceeding 40mph. I was afraid it was the tires, but they only have 6k miles on them and the problem developed in one day. Parked the car at the office, on the drive home it sounded like I was driving a Jeep with mud tires, it's ridiculous on the freeway. Research on here sounds like I may have a bad wheel bearing.

I'm not much of a DIY, so my question is what am I likely to get charged to replace the two rear wheel bearings. I've been visiting the dealer I purchased it from since it was under CPO warranty, but that should be expiring shortly. I'm in San Diego, anyone use an independent they can recommend in the Mid to North County area?

I would think at least 4hrs of labor + parts ($60).

I do my own bearings but it is involving and the special tool needed to extract the bearings and press the new ones in runs in the $250.

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I've got a '03 986 S (six speed) with 49k miles that seems to have developed a roaring noise coming from the back left wheel at speeds exceeding 40mph. I was afraid it was the tires, but they only have 6k miles on them and the problem developed in one day. Parked the car at the office, on the drive home it sounded like I was driving a Jeep with mud tires, it's ridiculous on the freeway. Research on here sounds like I may have a bad wheel bearing.

I'm not much of a DIY, so my question is what am I likely to get charged to replace the two rear wheel bearings. I've been visiting the dealer I purchased it from since it was under CPO warranty, but that should be expiring shortly. I'm in San Diego, anyone use an independent they can recommend in the Mid to North County area?

I would think at least 4hrs of labor + parts ($60).

I do my own bearings but it is involving and the special tool needed to extract the bearings and press the new ones in runs in the $250.

No special tools needed at all - and bearings are a simple job, with no press you simply "drift" the bearings out and in - like they always did in the old days

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A bearing puller is required. There is no way you can accomplish the task with a drift. It's by no means simple but it's not super hard either.

You want to bet Stefan?

Not only do i state it - I took pictures of the whole job doing my own - easy job and safe.

If anyone wants the documented and photographed file send me a pm as the file is 1.8meg and too large to put on here.

I took pictures of the whole job from removing the wheel to the hub ready to fit with new bearing installed.

No specialist kit required to do the job - indeed in my pictures you will see the hub on top of two concrete blocks when i drift the bearing out - and new one in

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