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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Question: how much should it cost to replace a front wheel bearing

 

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gohuntn, Gasoline, Reedsburg, WI, December 27, 2010, 11:51
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my truck seems hard to steer at times- fluid is fine- I had a mechanic tell me the front left wheel bearing is really bad and the right one is just bad after I had a tune up and he took for a ride due to the chugging I felt at 50mph. the tune up fixed that problem. how do i know if i have a wheel bearing problem?

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    backyard tech December 27, 2010, 14:43
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    Sounds like you have a power steering problem not a bearing. Find another shop.

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    gohuntn, December 27, 2010, 17:24
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    what would give me (a person with no mechanical knowledge) an indication that I would have a bearing problem? I've been told that when the vehicle seems to steer or "float" like your driving a boat that might be it / sound right?
    thanks

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    Visitor, February 26, 2011, 12:06

    That floating boat feel could be from a bad steering speed sensor. I think it's also called an EVO Sensor.

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