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First, the problem should be covered by an extended warranty.

Second, if you are turning right, you are putting weight/stress on the LEFT side, not the right.

Third, typically a bad hub bearing produces a whine or a squeal that increases in pitch with speed, not a grinding.

Fourth, those prices seem very high. You can buy a quality replacement hub bearing assembly for $175-$225 or thereabouts. You can get cheap ones for under $100, but I don't recommend them.

Fifth, you cannot repack the bearings. They are factory sealed and not serviceable.

Hope this helps.

Let us know what you do/find.
 

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Some glasses are half full. Others are half empty.

Look at it this way. Your truck will either be covered by GM, or you will get the work done for a much better price than BP was prepared to charge. You could have been out the cost of the entire repair.

Further, you are likely to have fixed only that which is broken, not "good parts".

In addition, you came to this forum for emergency help, and in less than half an hour you had it. It hardly gets much better than that. :)

I know it's hard, but try to look on the bright side. After all, there's absolutely nothing you can do about the dark side, other than go to the local prosecutor and file criminal charges against the blankety-blank who "stole" your money. You may not get anything other than the satisfaction of seeing someone go to jail, but that alone should be worth a lot.

Along those lines, you ought to check whether your warranty paperwork was actually turned in, but just not paid for, or whether it was never forwarded. If the paperwork went in, you might still have a warranty, and the warranty company would have a claim against the now defunct dealership for the premium. It might be worth consulting with a local attorney if you find that the paperwork was turned in!

Just my :m2:.
 

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Well, at those prices I wouldn't have the dealer do it if I had to pay for it.

Find a local mechanic close to you and have him do it.

Or, if you have a friend or acquaintance who feels capable, pay him $100 to do it in your or his driveway. If you know what you are doing, they are not that hard to change. About an hour I'd say. You can buy the part at Rockauto.com and get a Timken bearing for about $175, or an AC Delco for about $225 last I looked several months ago. You can also try mibearing.com for a USA made bearing at a reasonable price.

Wear item! Well, they do wear out, but they shouldn't wear out that soon. One guy on this forum says figure on 80k from them, but my belief/experience is that you should expect anywhere from 100k to 150k, and anything sooner is nothing more than a bad part.

Finally, if you are careful, and don't do any highway/high speed driving, you should be able to ride on the bearing for a while. I drove on mine for a few thousand, but it was only singing, not grinding.
 
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