Wheel bearing on boxer

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  1. chaser

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    Anyone had trouble with wheel bearings on peugots or any of the others , when we bought ours it came with service history and had a bill for a new front near side wheel bearing at 20000 miles, well went to fill up for France this morning and got a rumbling noise from the front and lo and behold it's the wheel bearing gone again , same one at 30000, going to have a rush round to get one before Wednesday when we are off, anyone else had a problem with them? Or any idea why it's gone again, btw they charged £153 for the bearing and £200 for labour:Eeek: just priced one up at £30:Doh:
     
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    Its very common its caused by fitting £30 bearings :RollEyes:
     
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    Well actually it's a £153 bearing
     
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    How much are yours?
     
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    Can't find one that's more than £30:thumb:
     
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    I found them at £65 on Ebay and £115 + vat from Fiat by Googling' Fiat Motorhome wheel bearing'. So there seems to be some variance in prices. One comment says they are difficult to remove: Me? I know nothing!

    Alan
     
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    Have you done one, was it difficult, havnt tried it yet , just pricing them up, did you have the whole hub or just the bearing in it?
     
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    Anyone??? Please
    Got to have this done for Wednesday everywhere will be shut Monday
     
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    I hate doing wheel bearings & am never going to touch one again

    A press is required forget pullers & hammers they take all day...
     
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    So are the ones complete with hub the best bet at about£120
     
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    I think youll find the hub is the hub on its own & then you have to add the cost of the wheel bearing.
    according to eurocarparts cheapest bearing is £40 & Hub £83
     
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    N/S by any chance ?

    10k It couldnt have been tightened properly.....
     
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    Near side yes, does it make a difference
     
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    Its always the 1st to go due to the UK roundabouts, it would be O/S on the continent :Wink:
     
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    boxer ,ducato,are all the same .

    done all four in mine within the last few weeks also got spare bearing and brake kit .tools,and spares. would advice learning basic mechanics, a must if you own a motorhome:Rofl1:gearbox maintenance and oil check in gearbox essential NOW, jack each wheel up move wheel with hands check for play and for gods sake make sire either axle lock nut or spilt pins are securely fitted,,, most of my past chats are of shit hit the fan mechanical issues with me and what i have done to fix, incredible wear and tear goes on motorhomes.. ,, save you mechanical bill and get a 10T HYDRAULIC BEARING GEAR HUB 250MM PULLER KIT .. ebay or machine mart learn how to change brakes and bearings if non of this is possible get in with a good mechanic local these guys can come to your house,,, invest in tools and knowledge,,
    good luck with your bearings:thumb:

     
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    bearings are a pretty common failure point on the boxer/ducato and changing them is not as straightforward as you would expect usually. its quite common for them to sieze in the hub and even using a press, the hub cracks. there are videos of the process on youtube as i recall. obviously these make it look easy because they are trying to sell the tools for the job.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXLvVkrA5dw"]Replacing of front wheel bearing Peugeot Boxer / Citroen Jumper / Fiat Ducato 1091-17 - YouTube[/ame]

    some garages play on the fact its not easy diy if you dont have a 10 tonne hydraulic press. so shop around and dont accept stupid prices. i have heard of some main dealers quoting up to £2k

    do a search on this forum and you will find you are certainly not alone having suffered more than on bearing fail in relatively low miles. for instance
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-chat/80044-wheel-bearings.html
     
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    I had my o/s wheel bearing done last month a fitter down the road from me done it he took the hub off on my drive and took it into work only just got it out on there 25 ton press , charged me £130 which I thought was brilliant the bearing was £ 85 :thumb:
     
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