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Unread 03-23-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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Might have a problem with my dealer

Hey guys,

So lately I have been hearing this humming from the right front wheel and I am assuming its a wheel bearing, here is my problem though:

In october I took the car in for a Right Rear wheel bearing and had them check the others and they told me the right front needed replacing, so I let them do it.

So you can see my problem that I might have a wheel bearing that they "replaced" thats making noise again not even 4000 miles later.

Here is what I think, they didn't replace it and here is why I think that, on my Invoice for it, it says-ordered for the front, that didn't catch me before, but when I broke my oil pan I had them fix it becuase it was cold and I had no place to do it, that invoice had an ordered part on it and it was an ABS hub for $129.80, I asked what that was and they siad it was probably for my wheel bearing and I said I was under the impression that it was done, and the guy went and checked and said it did get done.

I am going to call tomorrow and ask about this and be nice to the guy and see if they will see if it is the bearing and then actualy replace it if it is the bearing. I will take a good look at the right front tomorrow while I am replacing my rotors and make sure it isn't something else.

C1apton any advise for me for dealing with this, if this is indead my problem?

Thanks guys sorry for the long post.
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Unread 03-23-2006, 11:07 PM   #2
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I hear you! I think this may be the issue with my water pump. If they ripped you off - make them fix it!
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Unread 03-24-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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i say u go to the dealership and demand they replace it.(by that i mean ask nicely) AND that you want a 10% discount. My mom tried the discount thing...and she got a 10% discount.
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