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Thank you. Will let you know the outcome.
I'm being really blonde here but how to I get in touch with you to let you know what happened?
You're a star. So glad I found you. Difficult as I know nothing about cars (hub in Army so away a lot) - give me a computer anyday - I can fix that!
I think I already clicked the 'accept' button. Let me know if I have'nt.
I think I'd better brace myself for a big bill. Thank you again. Sue B
Hope this works. Car in early tomorrow and up on the ramp.
I probably didn't say before but I work on a farm and am constantly removing the farm muck from my tyre rims?
Thanks again. (Pressing Accept now). Sue
Thanks Mike. More tomorrow after she has been up on the ramps.
Just got a call from the garage. He said the front wheel bearing has collapsed and completely shattered. He listed of a load of things that have to be done and said he doesn't know how I got to the garage. Apparently it's quite common with Ford Focus so I guess as mine is a Ford as well there could be a link.
You've been very kind with all your advise and I'm really glad I found you site. Just one very last thing. Have you got a rough guestimate of how much this will cost?
Many thanks again.
Hello again Sue...
Well well ! We were in the right areas then - and that will put your abs on for sure as the sensor is totally confused by the erratic -or no, signal.
Once the wheel bearing has been done , the abs etc will be fine...
As to cost.... difficult -- because I dont know what / how much damage has occured -- to be honest - normally a new wheel bearing and thats that -- probably about 100£ job done -- but IF its damaged all the hub - and sometimes when they go really badly , they can do that -- then I would be suggesting they get a second hand hub - as a new one will be horribly expensive...
I have actually looked one up for you on e bay.... it is HERE... That gives you a view of whats what -- but they are "handed" -- you have to get the right one for your car and the right side -- left or right...
That is a second hand one with the bearing etc all in it..... so you can see the cost if that -even for a second hand one ( so what a new one is.....?!)....
But fitting that as a complete hub - depending where you are ( prices vary around the country) -- average 50£....
I hope thats some help for you Sue... let me know if I can help you any more..