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Anyone had this done before?

trying to decide if it would save me any money taking the knuckle down to the dealership vs driving the car down.

Does a dealership do the bearing swap on the car? Or are they gonna remove the knuckle?

I know it won't be cheap, any idea how much?

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Not all that familiar with the Impreza-based chassis -- but wondering if the 06 uses the integrated bearing/hub as on the Legacy and Outback. If it does, replacement is far simpler -- there's no major dis-assembly of the suspension components or the need to use a press etc. Barring seized bolts etc, it's less than an hour for an experienced tech. (And many have had lots of experience with the rear bearing/hub replacement on 3rd generation Outbacks!) Count the hour labor plus part cost (check with on-line dealers for a rough idea of cost).

Perhaps also look at http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...46552-05-09-replacing-rear-wheel-bearing.html for some insights into the integrated hub replacement.
 

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Not all that familiar with the Impreza-based chassis -- but wondering if the 06 uses the integrated bearing/hub as on the Legacy and Outback. If it does, replacement is far simpler -- there's no major dis-assembly of the suspension components or the need to use a press etc. Barring seized bolts etc, it's less than an hour for an experienced tech. (And many have had lots of experience with the rear bearing/hub replacement on 3rd generation Outbacks!) Count the hour labor plus part cost (check with on-line dealers for a rough idea of cost).

Perhaps also look at http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...46552-05-09-replacing-rear-wheel-bearing.html for some insights into the integrated hub replacement.
I will look again later today, but it seems the 'cartridge' type bearings didn't make it to Imprezas until 08 or later.
 
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