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Ford Escape Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

A front wheel bearing replacement is a rare, but extremely important service. The cost will vary depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Ford Escape Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Escape Front Wheel Bearing Replacement is $278. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Drop-off
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2001 Ford Escape 3.0L V6
128,000 miles
Crystalynn S  • 
October 25, 2020 7:28 PM  • 
North Las Vegas NV 89081
$241
4.40  hrs
2.00  hrs
2001 Ford Escape 3.0L V6
200,000 miles
Tezitzalai S  • 
October 23, 2020 4:01 AM  • 
Pasadena CA 91103
$250
4.10  hrs
2.30  hrs
2014 Ford Escape 2.0L L4 Turbo
85,000 miles
Michael J  • 
October 23, 2020 12:30 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89113
$274
6.10  hrs
1.70  hrs
2001 Ford Escape 3.0L V6
164,437 miles
Qaseem M  • 
October 21, 2020 4:23 PM  • 
Tarzana CA 91356
$277
5.00  hrs
1.90  hrs
2018 Ford Escape
47,000 miles
Kelli W  • 
October 20, 2020 6:01 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92154
$310
2.10  hrs
2.00  hrs
2014 Ford Escape
85,000 miles
Erin A  • 
September 30, 2020 11:51 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90043
$306
3.10  hrs
1.60  hrs
2013 Ford Escape 2.0L L4 Turbo
143,000 miles
Riley T  • 
August 9, 2020 2:44 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85029
$274
6.50  hrs
1.90  hrs
2014 Ford Escape 2.5L L4
90,000 miles
Lindsey W  • 
July 13, 2020 5:36 PM  • 
Somis CA 93066
$306
5.40  hrs
1.80  hrs
2010 Ford Escape 2.5L L4
88,000 miles
Juan R  • 
July 2, 2020 1:01 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90033
$252
2.80  hrs
1.80  hrs
2014 Ford Escape 2.0L L4 Turbo SE
119,000 miles
Kama L  • 
June 18, 2020 12:00 PM  • 
Seal Beach CA 90740
$263
3.00  hrs
1.90  hrs
2004 Ford Escape 2.0L L4
73,902 miles
Holly S  • 
June 17, 2020 6:53 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90805
$277
5.10  hrs
2.10  hrs
2013 Ford Escape 2.0L L4 Turbo
171,000 miles
Fernando M  • 
May 28, 2020 10:30 AM  • 
Westminster CA 92683
$306
6.10  hrs
1.90  hrs
2002 Ford Escape 3.0L V6 XLT
186,000 miles
Laquesha T  • 
May 18, 2020 4:00 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90006
$470
4.30  hrs
2.90  hrs
2013 Ford Escape
90,000 miles
Brandi L  • 
May 17, 2020 3:40 PM  • 
Covina CA 91723
$306
3.90  hrs
1.90  hrs
2012 Ford Escape
125,000 miles
Jasmine D  • 
April 28, 2020 5:42 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92105
$257
5.20  hrs
2.10  hrs
2008 Ford Escape 2.3L L4
215,000 miles
Elijah M  • 
April 8, 2020 4:27 PM  • 
West Covina CA 91791
$244
6.00  hrs
2.00  hrs
2014 Ford Escape
65,000 miles
Erin R  • 
February 15, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Irvine CA 92614
$242
4.00  hrs
1.60  hrs
2014 Ford Escape
65,000 miles
Erin R  • 
February 15, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Irvine CA 92614
$242
5.30  hrs
2.00  hrs
2017 Ford Escape 1.5L L4 Turbo
70,000 miles
Kaitlyn B  • 
February 6, 2020 7:30 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95864
$326
5.40  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Ford Escape 3.0L V6
200,000 miles
Jerry B  • 
December 2, 2019 9:00 AM  • 
Oakland CA 94621
$279
3.10  hrs
1.90  hrs
2006 Ford Escape Limited
108,000 miles
Albert B  • 
November 2, 2019 3:30 PM  • 
Vallejo CA 94589
$273
2.30  hrs
2.20  hrs
2013 Ford Escape S
92,642 miles
Andrew R  • 
October 30, 2019 3:57 AM  • 
Anaheim CA 92805
$252
6.00  hrs
2.00  hrs
2017 Ford Escape SE
35,000 miles
Tony F  • 
October 6, 2019 4:07 AM  • 
Lemon Grove CA 91945
$292
2.90  hrs
2.10  hrs
2003 Ford Escape Limited
150,312 miles
Ramona H  • 
August 29, 2019 3:04 PM  • 
Banning CA 92220
$255
3.80  hrs
2.20  hrs
2002 Ford Escape XLT
191,000 miles
Mauricio L  • 
August 25, 2019 2:12 AM  • 
Coronado CA 92118
$228
2.70  hrs
2.10  hrs
2001 Ford Escape XLS
150,000 miles
Richard W  • 
August 21, 2019 11:06 PM  • 
Marysville CA 95901
$255
5.40  hrs
2.10  hrs
2006 Ford Escape 2.3L L4 Hybrid
200 miles
Evelin G  • 
 • 
Whittier CA 90602
$277
2.20  hrs
2.00  hrs
2014 Ford Escape 2.0L L4 Turbo Titanium
130,000 miles
Brandon D  • 
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North Las Vegas NV 89084
$290
1.80  hrs
1.80  hrs
2010 Ford Escape 3.0L V6 XLT
168,000 miles
Sandra B  • 
 • 
Riverside CA 92508
$220
3.20  hrs
2.00  hrs
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What is a Front Wheel Bearing?

If you’ve ever looked at a skateboard wheel, then you’ve probably got a decent idea of what a wheel bearing is. You know how skateboard wheels have a smaller circle in the middle of them? If not, just take my word for it. You can spin the wheel freely all you want, and you’ll notice the smaller circle spinning perfectly with it. That smaller circle is the bearing. It’s an extremely simple device that allows a wheel to spin freely. Most things with wheels have bearings. And that sure as hell includes your car, which relies on bearings to… well, allow the wheels to spin. Which is kind of important if you want to use your car for more than just sitting in your driveway and rocking out. Your car has four bearings; one for each wheel. I’ll let you figure out where the front wheel bearings are. I’m not gonna spell that one out for you. Wheel bearings need to be strong enough to support the entire weight of your car, because they’re ultimately the focal point of the spinning wheels. Which makes them the focal point of the car, really, since all of the car’s weight is ultimately supported by the wheels. But in addition to that weight bearing (hence the name), they need to be able to spin freely, while attaching to the wheels. Despite how important bearings are, their design is quite simple, albeit extremely precise. They’re made of an incredibly strong steel, because they’re subject to a whole bunch of abuse, as you could probably guess. Yet despite all of that wear and tear, front wheel bearings rarely die. It’s common for bearings to last the life of your car.
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Symptoms of a failing Front Wheel Bearing

Car isn’t handling quite right

Look, I don’t want to have to tell you this, because you should already know it. Pay attention to how your car feels on a daily basis, so that you know the moment it starts to feel abnormal. If one of the front wheel bearings begins to fail, the handling in your car will likely change. The handling will feel loose, as though the wheel isn’t fully attached, because that’s essentially what’s happening as the bearing wears out and can no longer support the wheel. This can also result in the car pulling to the left or to the right when you’re on a straight stretch.

Tires are wearing unevenly

If one of your front wheel bearings starts to fade and die, then you’ll end up with one wheel that isn’t being used quite properly. That will lead to uneven wear on your front tires, with one looking more worn out than the other. Or at least worn in a different pattern. It’s always a smart idea to pay attention to your tires. Give them a visual inspection every now and again, so that you can spot excess wearing, bubbles, low tire pressure, or uneven wear and tear. It can help you spot a big issue, like a front wheel bearing failure.

Noises

This is something that hopefully you already know: Your car shouldn’t make noises, beyond the engine noise and your stereo. Any other noise should get your attention. Dying front wheel bearings can result in a whole range of noises, including groaning, grinding, scraping, and growling. Those noises will be coming directly from the front wheels. So, if your front wheels are talking to you, listen to them.

Vibrating car or shaking steering wheel

Here’s something your steering wheel shouldn’t do: Shake. If it does shake, you’ve got issues. That issue could be a busted front wheel bearing. If the bearings aren’t supporting the wheels, the steering system might vibrate, leading to a steering wheel that’s as jittery as you after a third cup of coffee.

Say goodbye to your wheel

If you ignore everything in this article, then here’s what you’ll end up with: Three wheels. Losing a wheel is well past the point of being a warning sign. But if you don’t pay attention to the warning signs, it’s exactly what will happen. As the front wheel bearings wear and tear, they’ll eventually disintegrate, leaving you with something that can’t support the wheel anymore. And then the wheel will head off on a new journey.

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How urgent is a Front Wheel Bearing replacement?

Did you not just read that last symptom? If your front wheel bearing is giving out, you’ll experience a multitude of symptoms…and the worst being losing a wheel. Pretty sure you don’t want to put yourself in that position. Do the smart thing and get it replaced asap.

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