Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28 - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board

General 1967-2002 F-Body Tech For general F-Body discussion that does not fit in any other forum.
For F-Body Technical/Information Discussion ONLY

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 7
Question Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28

So my 97 Z just failed inspection... I need to replace the front wheel bearings /assemblies, and I've never done that before. Just hoping somebody can answer a couple of questions for me...

First, I have heard that this is very difficult to do without air tools and a lift. Any truth to that?

And secondly, I've never seen such wildly different pricing on a part I've changed before, and it's making me nervous. My mechanic (who I usually trust implicitly) quoted me at $220 per assembly, and while I am seeing the parts for sale in that range online, every local store seems to have them for like $80 a piece. Is there something I don't understand going on here? Does like ABS or traction control or something factor in here or something?

Why do these range from $60-$220 on Amazon? It is simply a question of quality, or is there something I need to be looking out for on this specific model?
Noct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
Registered User
shoebox's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 27,530
Re: Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28

If you can do brakes, it is a piece of cake. Nothing hard about it. A good name brand should keep you from getting burned.
shoebox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
Super Moderator
Injuneer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: Hell was full so they sent me to NJ
Posts: 65,962
Re: Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28

The wheel bearing assembly is a complete spindle, bearings, housing and ABS sensor. It's not just a bearing and a race.
Injuneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
GaryDoug's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida West Coast
Posts: 1,115
Re: Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28

I just replaced the ones on my 98. Very easy, just used a floor jack and a couple of wrenches. Used a long handle on the socket wrench to get the bolts loose.
GaryDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hinesville, GA
Posts: 34
Re: Wheel bearing replacement on 97 Z28

Too bad your in yankee nation. I would do it in my driveway, not much to it. As said before not much more that a brake job. As far as the prices of parts, you get what you pay for. If you want to do the job again real soon buy the 60 dollar set. If you want to have them last many years then pay for the quality parts.
ZnUSA is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crank Replacement 1996LT1Z28 LT1 Based Engine Tech 8 12-01-2014 02:01 AM
Help need advise !!!! chuyz28 LT1 Based Engine Tech 1 11-26-2014 12:14 AM
[Michigan] Clean 96 Caprice Classic for sale BIGCOWL-IMP Midwest 0 11-21-2014 10:40 AM
*excellent info* 93 specific info list. chevroletfreak LT1 Based Engine Tech 202 07-04-2005 06:00 PM
ProCharger and Callies update (post some info here about your blower drive) 1LEThumper Forced Induction 40 07-14-2003 01:45 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Copyright © 1996-2017 CamaroZ28.com. All rights reserved. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.