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    I had my MOT done on my 1999 VW Polo about a month ago and one of the advisories was that the rear left wheel bearing was slightly warn.

    I was just curious as to how much you would think the garage would charge to replace it?

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    Depends how complicated the job is.

    Given that a polo is front wheel drive and probably has independant rear suspension it'll likely be quite a simple job to do.

    I don't think it'd be unreasonable to expect change from 100 notes?

    Phone up and get a quote. That's the most sensible thing to do.
    Wheel bearings aren't something you leave, though... if it breaks up and the hub siezes at high speed you're going to spin out or, worse, possibly flip the car.
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    The bearing itself is very cheap, like £10 cheap from VW or probably a lot cheaper from Parts UK. The job is simple, but will take approx 1-hour to do, if that.

    VW will likely charge hours labour + part, so as JC stated: £100.

    As it's an advisory, I'm sure it will be okay for a couple of months, as it's not exactly on your front wheels, which can damage your disks etc.
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    You can try a local bearing place too, they may have one off the shelf, if you take the old one in to show them and tell them what its from. We use a firm called BTP, and we've yet to give them something they didn't have off the shelf, even for obscure 40 year old farm equipment. Will probably be cheaper than VAG too.
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    I had a '98 polo and had to change both wheel bearings on the back. they cost me 28 quid for both from my local auto shop and I fitted them myself. Its extremely simple, theres no point in paying a garage to fit them for you.
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    (Original post by WilliamWJ)
    I had a '98 polo and had to change both wheel bearings on the back. they cost me 28 quid for both from my local auto shop and I fitted them myself. Its extremely simple, theres no point in paying a garage to fit them for you.
    Perhaps you'd be kind enough to list if there are any specialist tools needed for the OP.

    Do you need a hub puller for example?
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Perhaps you'd be kind enough to list if there are any specialist tools needed for the OP.

    Do you need a hub puller for example?
    All i needed was a socket set, and a screwdriver to get the cap off. Slip the bearings off, clean everything, regrease everything and put it back together. 20 min job at the most.
 
 
 
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