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Went into a non specialized mechanic to check why there was a THUMP THUMP on the feel of my pedals. They figured out it was the Left Front Wheel Bearing that there's a problem.

Now this is my daily driver but I don't need to drive that much, what's the chances of it failing on me right away? The mechanic said it could really be any time from tomorrow to a few months from now. :(

I was going to do my pads and rotors anyway so I was wondering, is this something I can do myself to replace a wheel bearing or is this a little too complicated and I should take it in?

Part 7 is what I need right?

http://www.eeuroparts.com/(ki3rlu45wjhuk3553kblp345)/searchresults.aspx?&carid=1099&cat=1019#

Should I just do both sides and take care of both at the same time.
 

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I would get a second opinion from another mechanic. As for instructions on getting the bearing out of the hub, I don't think many people have had to do it, compared to something like brakes or shocks.
 

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Ok the mechanic himself was actually a guy who worked on a lot of Euro cars apparently. he also took it for a test drive and put it on a lift... I am a bit leary of taking a second opinion because that's anther $50...
 

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Wheel bearings on these legs usually rumble, audible at first prior to feeling it, have you actually tried jacking it up and listening to it with nothing running - pop the wheel off and back off the brakes a little first if they drag slightly.
 

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The "thump-thump" would originate from a flat or defective tire.

A bad wheel bearing roars and rumbles , a grinding noise..

Switch the tires( front to back) and see if there is a difference.
Last wheel bearing I changed in a Saab was back in the 70s.
A hammer and punch did the trick for this one hour task..
 
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