Originally Posted by paulrcummings
Hi folks, I am new to this forum and I own a 96 Buick Lesabre. I am told that it needs a front wheel bearing. Can I do this myself? The dealer wants over 500.00 to do the job. Is it a straight forward install or are there special tools procedures to do this?
Can you help with letting me know the procedure or is there a writeup somewhere?
1. Yes you can do this yourself... If you have the appropriate service manual, some basic tools and average mechanical ability.
2. Yes it is a straightforward job. I can do them in about 20 minutes, it would probably take you about three hours if the above requirements are met.
3. 500 bones is an exorbitant amount for this job. Leave the dealer and go to an independent repair shop that employs ASE certified technicians. You'll get better service and pay about half.