I am pretty sure my front wheel bearings are going out on my 2010 escape. What is the estimate cost to replace both?

I hear a crunching sound when I hit a bump in the road. Having had this issue with previous vehicles I am sure it is the wheel bearings

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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A wheel bearing will not make a crunch sound on bumps but the shocks or struts and sway bar bushings will. I have also seen lower control arms and ball joints make the noise. Try to bounce the front end by hand with vehicle off to see if you can duplicate the noise so you can pinpoint the noise and what is the cause. You will find it is not the wheel bearings on this vehicle but the sway bar bushings are bad.

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The average cost for a Ford Escape Wheel Bearing Replacement is between $227 and $280. Labor costs are estimated between $146 and $184 while parts are priced between $81 and $95.
We currently carry 8 Front Wheel Bearing products to choose from for your 2012 Ford Escape, and our inventory prices range from as little as $33.76 up to $369.99. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 7 different trusted brands of Front Wheel Bearing products for the 2012 Ford Escape.
The national average is about $350 to fix the wheel bearings at one wheel. As you might imagine, however, luxury brands cost more. Please note: If the wheel bearings need replacing at one wheel, you don`t necessary need to replace the bearings at the other wheel on the same axle. It`s not like matching a pair of tires.
The average cost for a Wheel Bearing Replacement is between $276 and $356. Labor costs are estimated between $161 and $203 while parts are priced between $115 and $152.
The average cost for a Ford Focus Wheel Bearing Replacement is between $247 and $300. Labor costs are estimated between $160 and $202 while parts are priced between $88 and $99.
What`s the cost for wheel bearing replacement on my Ford. For a national average across all vehicles, the average cost to replace the wheel bearings (for 1 wheel) is about $350. But KBB.com goes deeper than that.
Q: Is it safe to drive with a bad wheel bearing? A: No. It can, in fact, be very dangerous to drive if one of your bearings is worn out, especially since it may cause the wheel to stop while driving. Additionally, a damaged wheel bearing puts a lot of stress on the hub, the CV joint, and the transmission itself.
Replacing a single wheel bearing can take 90 to 120 minutes depending on the type of vehicle and complexity. There are a lot of moving parts that need to be maintained and properly sealed to complete this type of work.

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I am pretty sure my front wheel bearings are going out on my 2010 escape. What is the estimate cost to replace both?
ANSWER : A wheel bearing will not make a crunch sound on bumps but the shocks or struts and sway bar bushings will. I have also seen lower control arms and ball joints make the noise. Try to bounce the front end by hand with vehicle off to see if you can duplicate the noise so you can pinpoint the noise and what is the cause. You will find it is not the wheel bearings on this vehicle but the sway bar bushings are bad.

I hear an abnormal noise from front driver’s side wheel. It sounds like a wheel bearing but not sure.
ANSWER : A wheel bearing noise can be different between vehicles as some designs may vary a little. The most common is a roaring noise that may change when going around turns. It may be louder going in one direction or the other or just make a loud noise all of the time. The wheel hub presses into the wheel bearing. The hub is where the studs are for the wheel to be bolted onto the steering knuckle and the bearing provides the support for the wheel and weight of the vehicle. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out and take a closer look at your wheel bearing noise to offer a more personal diagnosis.

If i supply both front wheel hub assemblies, what will the total installation cost be to?
ANSWER : Sent billing question to CS for installation of the front wheel hub assemblies.

Can front wheel drive car engine power rear wheel drive
ANSWER : Anything is possible with enough engineering. The changes you are looking at would take major structural changes and would definitely not be an easy job. You could possibly consult a manufacturing engineer to get more details on how this could actually be carried out and whether it would be feasible.

Could you give me an estimate for the following work on my 2006 Toyota Tundra sr5? Replace front brake pads and refinish both rot
ANSWER : Hi there. On your list of items include a few things that our mobile mechanics are not able to offer; such as the wheel alignment and machining work on the brake rotors. You might want to contact a local brake and suspension shop that can complete everything in house.

When replacing a wheel hub on an acura , do I have to replace the wheel bearing to? 1997 Acura RL
ANSWER : Hello – perhaps the question should be "Do I have to replace the wheel hub/bearings if one or more studs are broken off?". And, the answer is "No, simply replaced the broken studs." That is – unless the hub or wheel bearings were damaged by whatever incident broke the studs. If it is necessary to replace the hub, you are better off buying a hub/bearing assembly – even if you have a choice (for most new cars, you don’t). Replacing a bearing within a hub requires heavy duty press tools to press the old bearing out and the new bearing in. you need experience, comfort level and specialized tools for this. I would recommend having a wheel hub/bearing assembly replacement done by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Keep having to replace my wheels bearings, getting annoyed
ANSWER : The Ford Focus has had wheel bearing issues for many years and apparently they are continuing to be a problem on later models. The bearings used are sealed bearings and can only be replaced. Ford had recalls on some early models, such as the 2002 Focus, but hasn’t had any since then. The only fix is to replace the bearings as they fail, and have them checked at every tire rotation. From what I’ve seen, the aftermarket bearings seem to last longer than the factory ones. You can have YourMechanic check your bearings to see if they are in need of replacement. If so, then YourMechanic can perform the service for you.

Do I need to replace the hubs to go back to factory wheel bolts.
ANSWER : You’re wise to go back to factory fasteners. While there are a few good quality aftermarket products out there for your car, most of the options are a kind of one-size-fits-all that involve spacers and adapters that change the design offset and lead to all kinds of suspension and wheel bearing problems. you should not need to replace the hubs as long as the threads are not damaged. It should be possible to extract the studs through conventional means. If a hub IS damaged, then there is no choice but to replace it. This will involve replacing the wheel bearing as well so it can get expensive. If this project is more than you want to take on, you can contact Your Mechanic to have a technician come to your home or office and change out your wheels for you