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Wheel Bearing Replacement

Chevrolet Aveo Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost

The average cost for a Chevrolet Aveo Wheel Bearing Replacement is between $495 and $582. Labor costs are estimated between $325 and $411 while parts are priced between $170 and $171. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

How Much Does a Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost?

Wheel Bearing Replacement Service and Cost

Wheel Bearing Replacement
What are wheel bearings?

Wheel bearings allow each wheel to rotate. There are several types of wheel bearings used in cars: some require no maintenance; others can be disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for wear.

There are 4 different types of wheel bearings used on a vehicle:

  1. Hub type wheel bearing
  2. Sealed type wheel bearing
  3. Tapered wheel bearing set
  4. Axle mounted wheel bearing on some 4 wheel drive vehicles
What are signs of a bad wheel bearing?

Failing wheel bearings develop excess clearance, or play. One symptom that may develop when the bearing is put "under load" is a distinctive rumbling or growling noise that can be heard when the wheels rotate at road speeds of around 15 mph. The noise will get louder as the vehicle increases its speed above 15 mph and may intensify as the vehicle goes around curves.

Wheel Bearing Replacement Repair Information

How are wheel bearings replaced?

To replace wheel bearings located in the brake drum or brake rotor, the wheel is removed, as is the brake drum or brake disc. The wheel bearings are replaced and packed with fresh grease. If the wheel bearing is an integrated part of the vehicle's suspension, the suspension or wheel hub may need to be removed to ease wheel bearing replacement.

How to replace a hub type wheel bearing

  1. Before raising the vehicle, remove the axle nut
  2. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel and all of the brake components
  3. In some cases you may have to work from the back of the hub to access the fasteners
  4. Remove the wheel bearing hub fasteners and remove the hub
  5. Install the new wheel bearing hub assembly and torque the fasteners
  6. Re-install the brake components and wheel
  7. While the vehicle is on the ground, torque the axle nut and lug nuts to factory spec
  8. Test drive the vehicle to verify that the new wheel bearing is smooth and quiet

How to replace a sealed wheel bearing

  1. Before raising the vehicle, remove the axle nut
  2. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel and all of the brake components
  3. Disconnect the outer tie-rod end, ball joint and sway bar link
  4. Remove the axle from the transmission and steering knuckle
  5. Disconnect the ball joint, steering knuckle fasteners and remove the steering knuckle
  6. Using a hydraulic press, separate the wheel hub from the steering knuckle
  7. Remove the backing plate and snap-ring securing the wheel bearing
  8. If equipped, remove any seals and press out the entire sealed wheel bearing
  9. Press in the new sealed wheel bearing, by applying force ONLY to the outer race
  10. Re-install the snap-ring ring, any needed seals and the backing plate
  11. Press in the wheel hub while supporting the inner wheel bearing race
  12. Re-install the steering knuckle, the axle and reconnect the steering components
  13. Re-install the brake components and wheel
  14. While the vehicle is on the ground, torque the axle nut and lug nuts to factory spec
  15. Test drive the vehicle to verify that the new wheel bearing is smooth and quiet

How to replace a tapered wheel bearing set

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the wheel
  2. Remove the brake components and wheel bearing dust cap
  3. Remove the axle nut cotter pin and remove the axle nut
  4. Remove the wheel hub, being careful not to drop the wheel bearings
  5. Remove any seals and remove the wheel bearings
  6. Remove the wheel bearings and the outer race from the hub
  7. Remove the inner race from the axle
  8. Clean the hub and axle to remove any dirt and old bearing grease
  9. Install the new inner bearing race on the axle and the new outer race in to the hub
  10. Carefully pack the new bearings with the correct type of grease
  11. Place the new bearings into hub and install the seal(s)
  12. Install the hub on to the axle and torque the axle nut to the specified pre-load
  13. Install a new axle nut cotter and install the dust cap
  14. Re-install the brake components and wheel
  15. Torque the wheel lug nuts and test drive the vehicle to verify that the new wheel bearings operate smoothly and quietly

How to replace an axle mounted wheel bearing

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle
  2. Remove the wheel and all of the brake components
  3. If equipped, remove any locking axle clips in the differential
  4. Remove the axle and press off the bearing and remove the seal
  5. Remove and replace the outer bearing race in the differential housing
  6. Install the seal and press on the new bearing to the axle
  7. Install the axle, its locking clip and torque the backing plate fasteners
  8. Re-install the brake components and wheel
  9. Torque the wheel lug nuts and top off any lost differential fluid
  10. Test drive the vehicle to verify that the new wheel bearing is smooth and quiet
Can I replace wheel bearings myself?

It takes a skilled technician to replace wheel bearings. They must use special tools, disassemble the brakes, steering and suspension components all while the vehicle is off the ground on jack stands or up on a hoist. In some cases a 10 ton hydraulic press must be used to force the old bearings out and the new bearings in place. 

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