Ford Taunus Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(126)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(126)

Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

How much does a Wheel Bearings Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Taunus Wheel Bearings Replacement is $330 with $178 for parts and $152 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1960 Ford TaunusL4-1.5LService typeWheel Bearings - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$539.94Shop/Dealer Price$644.94 - $923.91
1961 Ford TaunusL4-1.7LService typeWheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$507.94Shop/Dealer Price$612.96 - $891.96
1961 Ford TaunusL4-1.5LService typeWheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$507.94Shop/Dealer Price$612.96 - $891.95
1960 Ford TaunusL4-1.7LService typeWheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$507.94Shop/Dealer Price$612.93 - $891.89
1962 Ford TaunusL4-1.7LService typeWheel Bearings - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$507.94Shop/Dealer Price$612.99 - $892.00
1961 Ford TaunusL4-1.5LService typeWheel Bearings - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$507.94Shop/Dealer Price$612.96 - $891.95
1962 Ford TaunusL4-1.7LService typeWheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$515.94Shop/Dealer Price$620.74 - $899.57
1962 Ford TaunusL4-1.5LService typeWheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$515.94Shop/Dealer Price$621.34 - $900.62
Show example Ford Taunus Wheel Bearings Replacement prices

What are wheel bearings and how do they work?

A wheel bearing assembly consists of rolling elements, such as hardened steel ball bearings or roller bearings, that roll on and around hardened steel bearing races. The wheel bearings support the front and rear axle, and all the weight of your car. Wheel bearings are made with a high-precision technique using extremely hard steel in order to withstand all the normal impacts that occur to the wheel and tire assembly as you drive along the road.

When to replace wheel bearings?

  • Growling or grinding noise from a wheel. Failed or failing wheel bearings make a very characteristic growling noise which will grow louder as the bearing wear progresses. If you believe the wheel bearing noise is coming from one side of the car, you can self-diagnosis your wheel bearing as you drive the car by loading and unloading vehicle weight You can do this by “swerving” from side-to-side. For example, if the noise markedly increases when you swerve to left, which shifts the vehicle’s weight to the right, then it often indicates the wheel bearing on the right is failing.

  • Axial or radial play in the wheel or wheel hub. Should the wheel hub move up and down or in and out, the bearing may be worn.

  • Vibration in the steering wheel or vehicle body and/or wandering. Vibration and lack of directional stability could be consequences of loose or worn out wheel bearings.

  • Tire and wheel assembly does not turn smoothly. With the wheel jacked up, and the car not in gear, the wheel should rotate smoothly. Rough or inconsistent movement, which is often accompanied by noise, can signify damaged bearings. Be sure the brakes are not dragging as you perform this check.

How do mechanics replace wheel bearings?

The complexity of wheel bearing replacement varies greatly depending on the vehicle make, model, year, the wheel position (front versus rear), and the drive type (AWD versus FWD):

  • On vehicles with unitized wheel bearing/hub assemblies, the brake rotor and caliper are removed.
  • The large axle nut is removed, the axle is pushed back through the center of the unitized hub assembly, and three (or more) bolts holding the hub assembly to the steering knuckle are removed.
  • The hub assembly is then removed from the knuckle. On installation of the new hub assembly to the knuckle, the bolts are torqued to the factory specification. In many cases, it is required to discard the old axle nut and replace with a new one. Special attention must be given to tightening the axle nut to the exact factory specification because over or under-tightening can damage the newly installed bearing. All YourMechanic professionals use calibrated torque wrenches on these critical fasteners.
  • Finally, the brake rotor and brake caliper are re-attached, the wheel installed and the car is road tested.
  • On vehicles where the wheel bearing is pressed into a cavity within the steering knuckle, the steering knuckle must be removed from the vehicle in order to press out the old bearing and press in the new bearing.
  • On some vehicles, the wheel bearing is pressed onto an axle shaft and thus the axle must be extracted from the axle carrier. This will apply to certain trucks.

Is it safe to drive with a wheel bearing problem?

No. Wheel bearing failure is usually gradual, although in some cases it starts immediately after the dramatic impact of the wheel and tire assembly with a deep pothole. Wheel bearings can sometimes make noise for quite some time before you experience a catastrophic failure that would result in complete separation of the wheel and tire assembly from the axle. Generally, the risk of sudden failure increases with the noise level. But strictly speaking, once the bearing has started to fail it is impossible to predict exactly when it will fail completely. So it should not continue to be driven. Were a failing bearing to seize or break while you are moving, you could experience loss of control of the vehicle. Once you receive a conclusive diagnostic that a wheel bearing has failed, replace the bearing promptly.

When replacing wheel bearings, keep in mind:

  • If the car has a substantial number of miles on the failed bearing (100,000 miles or more), it is a good idea to replace both bearings (driver and passenger) on the axle at the same time.
  • Wheel bearing noise can be confused with tire noise from defective tires. In difficult cases, a mechanic will apply remote wireless microphones at all 4 wheel positions, and then drive the car while listening to a remote receiver, switching between wheel positions to pinpoint the location of the failed bearing.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(126)

Rating Summary
119
4
1
0
2
119
4
1
0
2

Chris

20 years of experience
448 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Ford Mustang V6-4.0L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Beaverton, Oregon
Chris did an awesome job today on my Mustang. The repair was quick and well done!

Ruben

23 years of experience
116 reviews
Ruben
23 years of experience
Ford Taurus V6-3.0L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Front) - North Las Vegas, Nevada
He was very professional had a great sense of humor

James

31 years of experience
684 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Ford Focus L4-2.0L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Anaheim, California
James did a great job. Very convenient service. Fast and friendly.

Dave

23 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
23 years of experience
Ford Explorer V6-4.0L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - San Jose, California
I am very happy with my experience with your company. The mechanic, Dave, arrived on time and even called saying he was on his way! I was most impressed with your company and will be using your services again in the future. So convenient for the mobile service! Thank you very much! Carlos Story

Excellent Rating

(126)

Rating Summary
119
4
1
0
2
119
4
1
0
2
Number of Ford Wheel Bearings Replacement services completed
1386+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Windshield Wiper Module
Common signs include wiper blades not turning on or off, wiper blades operating erratically, and motor not moving despite sounding like it's working.
Windshield Laws in Texas
Those Those who drive on the roadways in Texas know that they must follow a variety of traffic laws to keep themselves and others safe. While the rules of the road are important, so too are the rules for the...
How to Replace a Wheel Stud
Car wheel studs hold the wheels to a hub. Wheel studs withstand a lot of pressure and wear out if under too much force, causing rust or damage.

Knocking from the engine

Although it is unlikely to be the cause, I would recommend checking your engine oil level. If your oil level is low, the engine will not be lubricated sufficiently enough to function properly and will therefore make knocking sounds as...

Car cranks but won't start

Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. It may be possible that one of the components to these systems, such as the...

Brakes rubbing

This is not likely. The caliper may be stuck in the clamped position due to a problem inside the caliper or a clog/blockage in the brake line. A technician can open the bleeder screw on the caliper and if the...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com