front control arm bushings on 2002 BMW 325Ci

are wheel bearing hub assemblies the same as front control arm bushings

by in Asbury Park, NJ on April 21, 2009
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ANSWER by on April 21, 2009
No, those are two difference parts. The control arm bushings are a smaller, cheaper part. The wheel bearing hub is a more significant part that houses all of the wheel bearings. Control arms are commonly needed on BMWs at 60,000 to 100,000 or more miles.
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Dealership rates are outrageous and Sears option is fine I guess but not sure their parts are up to standard. Where should I go, I just bought this car and don't have a trusty mechanic anymore.

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