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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:45 pm 
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any one know of a good place to get the wheel bearings replaced on my S type Jaguar ??
Jaguar want silly money


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:49 pm 
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john wrote:
any one know of a good place to get the wheel bearings replaced on my S type Jaguar ??
Jaguar want silly money

Buy the bearings and fit yourself not a difficult job, but you may need a bearing puller, I have changed bearings on the road side, on a boat trailer, and on a car in my driveway. :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:41 pm 
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you will prolly need a puller to get it apart and a press to get the races in and out of the hub,have you tried swallows at south ruislip?


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:32 am 
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Think you need a jag tool , most garages won't do it ??
Minimum I have seen is £350 each side


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:38 am 
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swallows are jag experts,i used them when i had jags in at my garage and couldnt or didnt want to do the job ;)


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:27 pm 
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had a thought , i will call the AA out and ask if it will damage it more if i drive it
if they say yes , i can claim £500 on my breakdown / parts insurance with them
with only as £25 exess


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Our local auto parts stores will loan tools, pullers etc if you buy the parts from them, there is a credit card and a valid drivers license involved for security, but the tools are free, try it.


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:40 pm 
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A few years ago my Cavalier failed the MOT due to wheelbearings needing replacing. I asked the garage to fit new ones and it passed the MOT.

After that I got a dreadful banging noise when I drove the car - the garage couldn't put it right and I ended up scrapping the car two weeks after the garage bodged the job. The garage just wouldn't accept liability for it.

I'd say, be careful where you take your car John - get some recommendations first


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:31 am 
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its all done now , local place , nice chap
and when he rung me to say it was done , he said the front pads were very low , i said leave it , i cant afford it this month , and and , wait for it , he said its ok i will replace them , pay me when you can
restored my faith , borrowed some money and paid him the next day


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 Post subject: Re: wheel bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:48 pm 
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What a nice person! I'm glad you got your car sorted out John

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