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2006 Lincoln LS Question: rear bearings & the Knuckle

 

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ae4673, 3.9L V8, Port Clinton, OH, February 23, 2010, 19:26
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Lincoln shop says the rear wheel noise is coming from bearings on each side but also say I need to replace Knuckle at same time?? At $1,450 parts only. Could I get by with bearings only for $200 parts??? Knuckle is expensice???

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 23, 2010, 22:36
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    They may know from past experience that these cars wear steering knuckles if the bearing wears out, or they could just be covering their but against a "come back". If you trust them ask them to remove the wheel bearing and examine the hub without automatically replacing it.

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