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Old 29th August 2006, 20:27   #1
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The rear bearing on my Esteem are ratteling .
The MASS told me that the complete hub is replaced in the esteem and will cost me around 6K for both the bearings.
A local service station gave me a price of 1250 each and another auto part shop in Lajpat Nagar told me that it costs Rs 650 per bearing + around rs500 labour and another Rs400 for wheel balancing and alignement.

Will it be fine to get the bearing replaced from a local dealer. My car is 5 years old and this is the irst time the bearings are being changed.

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Wheel balancing and alignment for rear wheels too? That's something new.
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Wheel balancing and alignment for rear wheels too? That's something new.
Hey,

There's nothing new about that. Its been around for ages.

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Viper, thanks for that.
http://www.familycar.com/Alignment.htm

OT: Do Maruti's need rear wheel alignment ? Which cars in India need this?

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Why did MASS say that it will need to change the HUB?...is there any problem with the hub? if not then you can get bearing fitted from local mechanic. ...Well ...may be(I am not too sure) you get the alignment checked because changing the bearing can affect the alignment also there are reasons to believe that may be because of misalignment the bearing worn out. But wow...no need for wheel balancing for sure.

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Hey guys i lost 2 new rear tyres to wheel alignment . Its a must, the alignment guys will not do it untill you tell them. there is a guy at chanakya petrol pump who does it without a computer all by his hands and this guy is quite famous for his work try going to him


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MASS charges 3k a piece for this part. it is a SGP, meaning a jap import. the same bearings are available in the grey, as in all imported stuff, for a mere 1200 rs. i do not know about the 650 stuff. maybe fake, made in delhi. beware. i think if you can find a trusted mechanic, get the grey stuff & have it replaced. i did this for my 1000, 5 years back.

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My Esteem started making a fairly loud "hum" after a certain speed. My MASS is telling me both the rear bearings need to be replaced. They are quoting about 5,500 a piece, plus labor.

It seem strange to me that both rear bearings need replacement together?

The recent rains here saw to it that I had to drive thru water that was approx. upto the center of the wheels, for about a minute, on a particular stretch of road. Could this have lead to bearing failure?

I have been told that I can get SKF or FAG bearings for much cheaper. Can anybody in Pune tell me where I can get genuine ones at a good price? Any idea about current prices? Do I have any other options?

One spares dealer told me he has bearings that are packed in white boxes. No company name. They are priced at approx Rs. 700 each. Any ideas if these are any good?

Lastly, are fakes in bearings common?
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Fakes in bearings are very very common. The Esteem bearings are now available from skf. Source it from a reliable dealer, should not cost over 1250 each.
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Thanks dude! Problem is I dunno any reliable dealer. Trying to find out thru the net... but the FAG website at least is no use - no dealers/distributors mentioned at all! SKF not too much help either. Any leads on how I can avoid fakes?
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The issue here is that the wheel bearing and the hub comes as one piece, so when the wheel bearings gets wornout/damaged the entire assembly needs to be changed. I was quoted rs 4k here in blr for the same.

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can you give the details of the bearing i.e bearing number/part number.
so if we are able to source the bearing then no need to buy the sgp/mgp part along with the hub.

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The Esteem bearings are now available from skf. Source it from a reliable dealer, should not cost over 1250 each.
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@esteemlover:
can you give the details of the bearing i.e bearing number/part number.
so if we are able to source the bearing then no need to buy the sgp/mgp part along with the hub.
I am sorry I jumped the gun a little bit. I did not replace with skf, but my mech got me the Imported part in the grey market NTN which costed around 2.8k for a pair. This is on par or even better than the MGP which retails at 4.8k for one.
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SKF distributor just told me I can get it for Rs. 550 each. Question is how do I know its genuine? But since he is a distributor, I'd expect it to be genuine.

Another bearing dealer is quoting 1,600 each for "Nachi" made in Japan stuff. He says 80% SKF stuff in the market are fakes... and even they cannot make it out. Of course, he may be saying that to push the above brand.

Esteem Lover, my MASS is quoting about Rs. 5,500 each. No way I'm ready to shell out nearly 12,000 right now for bearings, when I need the cash for other stuff...

What do you guys think I should do?

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I am sorry I jumped the gun a little bit. I did not replace with skf, but my mech got me the Imported part in the grey market NTN which costed around 2.8k for a pair. This is on par or even better than the MGP which retails at 4.8k for one.

so this NTN is hub+ bearing or only bearing?
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As mentioned above, and also as told to my by MASS, you can't separate it. It comes as one piece.
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