Wheel Bearing Questions - Front & Back!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Dr. J, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Dr. J

    Dr. J New Member

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    Hey everyone!

    Just replaced the front wheel bearings in my 2010; made it to well over 100k without needing to, so no complaints there.

    The rear bearings are next - does anybody have any advisement on brands/cost? I sprang for
    Moogs up front but have been hearing that a so-so option can work for the rear.

    I’m planning on keeping the car maybe another 6-12 months.

    Symptoms:

    Rhythmic helicopter noise in tandem with speed, worse with turns.

    Noise reduction after the fronts was miraculous, i’m hoping the rear change will solve it entirely.

    Also,

    If i go the shop route not DIY, anybody know roundabout what the rear bearings would cost to replace both, P&L?

    TIA!

    - Dr. J
     
  2. pjksr02

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    Old thread, but if you're still looking, I put SKF bearings (hub assemblies, actually) on my 2010 with 170,000 miles, which are made in Japan, and likely the same as OEM. They eliminated my bearing rumble.
     
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    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    You'd think the engineers could have come up with something like they have for busting rotors free, some sort of threaded holes on the rear axle mounting plates: so you could screw in bolts from the back, gradually tension the bearing, and maybe with a few taps, pop it off.

    Atleast think the threaded rod and bolt method from the front works similarly? Tension the bearing, then give it a few taps, then tension a bit more. But that method, working on the front face, tends to "stretch" the whole bearing. Ok if you're not reusing.
     
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