Front Wheel Bearing

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  1. spitfire

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    Anyone had the above replaced and if so can you give me an idea of cost in the UK. It is a Fiat 1999.
     
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    From memory, I think I paid around £100 (maybe a little more) per wheel including labour.
     
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    !Achtung! Spitfire!!! (Sorry, couldn't resist:rolleyes:)

    The post from kaasbroodje above will, of course, have no bearing (oops) on the price you might pay in french France.
    There's something about a UK No. plate that does something to their price calculations.
    From posting on here the price seems to multiply to the astronomical.

    Good luck.
     
  4. spitfire

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    Was just curious as had one here and bill was around 600euro . We are French registered btw as we live here ! Going over Plymouth next month so wondered if the was any mileage ! In getting it done there. Is over 3.5 tonnes so don't k ow if that makes a difference . Was done in an Iveco truck garage here .
     
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    £200 inc vat and a "quality assured " bearing would be a tad on the dear side so slightly less would be about right
    £100 will get you an e-bay bearing smacked in with a lump hammer
    G
     
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    Had 2 front wheel bearings replaced in Spain on a 2002 Ducato. I seem to remember it was about 500 euro. Only one wheel was faulty but had both done.

    Had one rear wheel bearing replaced in France and that was about 200 euro. It's an easier job to replace the rear bearing, apparently.
     
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    Yes indeed OH usually does work on the van himself but not this one !!! Which is why it went to the garage for no1 but just wondered if it would be cheaper to do the second in the UK as we are coming over :-(
    The other one is fine but better to get them both done ! Any recommendations for a garage near Plymouth which can do on over 3.5 tonnes.
     
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    Don't worry about doing both. It seems the OFF SIDE one always the problem, for some reason.
     
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    Ok and if you are LHD what do you consider the OFF SIDE lol ?
     
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    We had ours done recently at Dave Newells, http://davenewell.co.uk/
    Boy did he swear a lot!!:swear2: Both bearings where seized in and his 20 tonne press struggled but got there in the end. By the way he hates Defthleffs but he still does them anyway!! Mrs Newell said he nearly went home again when he saw our van waiting for him:imoutahere:

    Cannot reccommend him enough, a half day job turned into all day but he still stuck to the orginal quoted price. I know he's a bit far North for you but if you were thinking of going up country he's your man.
     
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    O/S is always nearest the road centre, no matter which side of the cab you sit on.
     
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    But driver on the left and we drive on the right ! So for a mere female facing the front of the van left or right .
     
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    The one nearest the steering wheel!!!!!!:Eeek: (heehehee!)


    I would always expect the wheel in the gutter to have the hardest life but it seems its not the case with Fiat Ducato?

    In your case I have no idea - I would have a listen.:clap2:
     
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    £279 for both on a 04 Ducato in May this year near P'boro - enough but plenty cheaper than main dealership.
    Apparently good quality bearings but how would I know.
     
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