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Nissan Maxima 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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Nissan Maxima Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Maxima Front Wheel Bearing Replacement is $366. 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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2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
155,555 miles
Seaundra R  • 
September 18, 2020 6:17 AM  • 
Henderson NV 89015
4.00  hrs
2.00  hrs
2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
157,000 miles
Hannha M  • 
September 11, 2020 7:43 PM  • 
Santa Ana CA 92706
5.50  hrs
1.70  hrs
2013 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
130,000 miles
Richard C  • 
September 2, 2020 12:14 AM  • 
Carmichael CA 95608
4.70  hrs
2.10  hrs
2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
142,233 miles
Angelita M  • 
August 21, 2020 7:05 AM  • 
Long Beach CA 90802
5.70  hrs
2.10  hrs
2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
164,000 miles
Bryant H  • 
August 20, 2020 11:37 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89183
5.20  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
165,000 miles
Noel T  • 
August 10, 2020 4:35 PM  • 
El Mirage AZ 85335
6.20  hrs
2.00  hrs
2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
160,617 miles
Donna C  • 
June 29, 2020 2:14 PM  • 
Pomona CA 91768
4.40  hrs
2.00  hrs
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
183,457 miles
Chris H  • 
June 29, 2020 5:06 AM  • 
Glendale CA 91203
5.40  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
203,286 miles
Chris W  • 
May 14, 2020 5:17 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92113
2.50  hrs
1.80  hrs
2001 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6
148,200 miles
Matthew H  • 
May 8, 2020 3:52 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90813
6.20  hrs
3.20  hrs
2003 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
100,000 miles
Carol P  • 
April 16, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89148
7.20  hrs
2.90  hrs
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
250,000 miles
Johnny R  • 
December 6, 2019 12:50 PM  • 
Santa Ana CA 92703
2.50  hrs
2.10  hrs
1999 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6
250,000 miles
Thomas B  • 
November 24, 2019 8:21 AM  • 
Hemet CA 92543
7.00  hrs
3.30  hrs
2002 Nissan Maxima SE
93,000 miles
Hilda S  • 
November 18, 2019 1:47 AM  • 
Ladera Ranch CA 92694
5.90  hrs
3.00  hrs
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE
153,500 miles
Edward J  • 
August 23, 2019 9:39 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90037
3.20  hrs
3.00  hrs
2004 Nissan Maxima SE
201,500 miles
Emilio D  • 
May 31, 2019 8:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90008
4.60  hrs
1.90  hrs
1997 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6
260,000 miles
Christopher H  • 
Hayward CA 94544
5.20  hrs
3.10  hrs
1997 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6
260,000 miles
Christopher H  • 
Hayward CA 94544
7.60  hrs
2.90  hrs
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
153,000 miles
Krystal M  • 
Barstow CA 92311
6.40  hrs
1.90  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.


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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