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AutoMD ... 8/2/2014

2009 Nissan Altima S 4 Cyl 2.50L


Brake light on and off knocks when driving. Brakes need work

I knew that my brakes and rotors needed work and my brake light goes on and off. Just today it now makes a very loud knocking sound when I'm driving it sounds like it is on the front passenger wheel. And my brakes pump when I'm stopping. Also my wheel shakes when I drove home. I haven't moved my car since but I want to know if that's the wheel bearing and how much would it cost at a Nissan store to fix. Thanks

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Jimm 8/3/2014

Difficult to say exactly what specific parts need replacing without a thorough inspection. How do you know the brake rotors and pads need replacing?

Raise the front end and support on jack stands, then remove the front wheels to perform a complete inspection of the brakes and fron hub bearing assembly.

The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front hub bearing from around $65.00 each for your vehicle. Be sure to replace both sides (left and right) at the same time due to mileage / age / wear considerations. Keep in mind, these are only the parts prices - the labor to install will be additional cost. Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the Auto MD website for the specific steps to install.


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