Hi, I went up to a Subaru shop today, they put my 99 Outback up on the lift. Wheels wiggle, the bearing is that bad. They said I needed one new wheel bearing and an inner tie rod and a ball joint, though both wheels have a lot of play in them. They said it would run $750 including alignment afterwards, $600 without. I'm on a budget, low income. Is this reasonable? I think I did a front knuckle assembly once, ordered the part online used, my current living situation that is not going to work. Would appreciate thoughts on this job. The shop said that the car should not be driven that much, "how far do you have to go?" etc, which can be sales gimmick, in this case I doubt it. They said most Subies of that vintage have already worn bearings so putting in a knuckle with the used bearing is not recommended, and though they have many junkers around to get parts from, they said it might be hard to find a knuckle with a ready to go good bearing.
Edited by ThosL, 11 December 2013 - 07:23 PM.