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Wheel Bearings At 80,000 Miles

Since I have the wheel hubs off while working on the brakes/suspension is it worth replacing the bearings? They are all fine no play or noise but should I do it anyway? No idea what normal 'life expectancy' is on car wheel bearings?
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Since I have the wheel hubs off while working on the brakes/suspension is it worth replacing the bearings? They are all fine no play or noise but should I do it anyway? No idea what normal 'life expectancy' is on car wheel bearings?
If it aint broke dont fix it !

You could then go the route shall i replace the front wishbone , the coil spring , the brake hose pipe the list could go on and on ........

You could change the bearing and then find the o/s rear coil spring brakes Friday .

Change what is worn or problematic first .
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Leave 'em alone.

They will last 200000 at least provided they are not abused, ( launching boats, fording streams, poor greasing etc )

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Thanks guys, that gives me a clear answer!
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