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Once again... car is at the stealership.

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So I recently purchased the extended warranty from Mazda shortly after purchasing my MS6 (platinum coverage ~$2500) and had to have the 30k service done in order to comply with the warranty. I also had some wobbling sounds coming from the tires and some other things I wanted checked out. Turns out its not just ONE but BOTH front wheel hubs and wheel bearing setups. They are sold seperately but both have to be replaced at the same time. Est. cost ~$907. The paperwork hasn't been filed by the warranty service yet so will NOT be covered. So I walked into the dealership and cancelled the warranty. It's going to cost me ~$1500 out of my pocket ( hubs, bearings, and the 30k service) plus the ~$2500 for the warranty ( piece of sh*t assholes).

I got my money back for the warranty and gonna just order the parts and have a local shop do it hopefully for less. But all this JUST after I purchased my vehicle is unsettling to say the least. I would be doing the work myself but I don't have a press!

Sorry just a little rant. :swearin:

P.S I think I might be investing in a FSM VERY soon...
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I had bearing go bad on my other car. I checked mine by jacking the car up (and supported), then holding the tire while it's still on the car try to move the tire side to side the way the tire would turn if you were turing the steering wheel. Don't force it, just try to wobble it slightly. If it moves the bearing in the hub assembly is bad. Any maching shop should be able to press those in for pretty cheap. Hope that helps...

The only time you would need to replace the actual hub is if you bent it. And that is some pretty serious metal on there. If your friend's shop will do the labor for free, start with the bearing(s). Then if the problem is still there, go further.

When my bearing went bad, I had a very mild vibration while driving from the wheel. It was only there for a given mph then would go away. The wheel wobbled like I described when checked, and I only changed the bad one. If you want to do both, go for it. But I don't think (and might be wrong) both bearings need to be replaced if only one is bad.

Bearing are ~$30 iirc.

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