IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics Free shipping all USA - Experts in Brakes
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

'98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

User avatar
dosbricks
Posts: 1116
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:17 pm
Year and Model: '96 855, '98 S70
Location: South Texas
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
dosbricks

'98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by dosbricks » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:35 pm

Once again I seek the collective wisdom.

Right rear bearing has had a low howl for a few years but has gradually shifted to a low growl. I pulled the rotor yesterday and now I can also feel a faint roughness on rotation but no real side to side play, so I'm not looking at this as an emergency repair. The car is only driven locally.

The lowest price I could find on Volvo OE was $159. I found a Timken for $128 + shipping. SKF and FAG would be good except not sure if what I've found are actually authentic--not a knock off.

My local Pull-A-Part has a 2000 S70 which was in nice condition before it got bumped on the nose. I can't determine mileage because of no battery in any of these cars. So an OE hub would cost $14.50 if I pull it. My question is how often do these rear bearings go bad? (for reference, my wife's S70 has 226k), and would this be worth the effort to save some cash?
Last edited by dosbricks on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
'98 S70, 230k, purchased new in '98
'96 855 GLT, 163k, purchased lightly used in '99
Onceuponatime RIP '69 Shelby GT500 w/7.0 liter

kahl
Posts: 943
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:01 pm
Year and Model: 2000V70XC
Location: columbus ohio
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 7 times
United States of America
kahl

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by kahl » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:10 pm

With 11 of the 850s or V70s in the past 20 years we have not had to change out a rear wheel bearing. I would have no problem pulling a serviceable assembly from a yard.

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 20028
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 273 times
Been thanked: 852 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:36 pm

Double check that the part number is the same.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

cn90
Posts: 6672
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 124 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by cn90 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:07 pm

Look into MOOG with coupon at Advance Auto:

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... hp?t=66418
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

User avatar
dosbricks
Posts: 1116
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:17 pm
Year and Model: '96 855, '98 S70
Location: South Texas
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
dosbricks

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by dosbricks » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:23 pm

Abscate, '94 850 to '00 appears to be the same if it is FWD--OE part# 271795

Cn90, I saw that thread, and the Op links to his Moog bearing further down--it goes to Amazon which now lists the origin as China. This stuff is in constant flux.
'98 S70, 230k, purchased new in '98
'96 855 GLT, 163k, purchased lightly used in '99
Onceuponatime RIP '69 Shelby GT500 w/7.0 liter

j-dawg
Posts: 1080
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:56 am
Year and Model: 1999 V70 T5
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 19 times
United States of America
j-dawg

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by j-dawg » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:23 am

kahl wrote:With 11 of the 850s or V70s in the past 20 years we have not had to change out a rear wheel bearing. I would have no problem pulling a serviceable assembly from a yard.
I did this on an old car of mine, a Maxima. I grabbed two (just in case) for <$20, where a new bearing would have cost me $100 and a trip to a shop to remove the old bearing from the hub and press the new one on. The "new" bearing I installed was smooth as butter.

You can often identify a bad bearing by listening for a grinding or clicking noise as you turn it, or feeling for slop as you push it around radially. If you feel any of that, find another bearing. Still no guarantee, but it ain't a bad bearing that puts the average 850 in a junkyard. Based on what kahl says, most of the 850/*70 rear wheel bearings in any given yard are probably fine.
1999 V70 T5 5-SPD | ~270k mi | burns more oil than gasoline

User avatar
erikv11
Posts: 9482
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:03 pm
Year and Model: 850, S/V70, 06 S60R
Location: Iowa
Has thanked: 81 times
Been thanked: 244 times
United States of America
erikv11

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by erikv11 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:01 am

I have still never had to replace any wheel bearings on a P80 car, front or rear. I would not hesitate for a second to grab/use one from the yard, especially a decent looking rear one from an 00.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 20028
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 273 times
Been thanked: 852 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by abscate » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:52 am

I had to do both FWB of my 1999... One at 150k, one at 170k. FWD car, wonder if that's different?

One bearing felt a bit different after removal, the other did not.

I think the JY route is prudent. Grab extra ABS sensor while there.

Btw..see Alex Johnson post below..he had trouble pressing hub out of carrier on the RWB, it needs a special support
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

User avatar
sleddriver
Posts: 975
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:06 pm
Year and Model: 1998 V70 T5
Location: Tx
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 11 times
United States of America
sleddriver

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by sleddriver » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:19 pm

Dosbricks: Seeking same.

After noticing both rear hub bearings are very tight, I decided to do some searching. Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd add to yours and the collective wisdom.

According to Timken's site, HA597957 is the correct rear hub for a 98 v70 s70.

Amazon: $153
RockAuto: $119
1A Auto: $180
JC Whitney: $150
Parts-Geek: $135
Stock-wise: $129. (<< Correction: They do have the rear). They also carry the front HA594181 for $91.
AutohausAZ: No joy
RMEuro: No joy
FCP: No joy

Gave up after too many screens trying to find a SKF number....geesh.

Ditto for FAG...only front hubs found. OOPs wait a minute....finally finally found the correct link: http://schaeffler.opticatonline.com/sea ... =5&fa_2=30. According to this: http://schaeffler.opticatonline.com/par ... 2=30&ctx=1, the correct rear hub part number for FAG is 101207.. Fleabay has one for $175...HA! Obviously not widely distributed...nor even made.

Don't know anything about the quality of National, MTC, Optimal, GMB, FEQ, WJB, QB, Centric, Beck-Arnley, Mev-o-tech, Dura, DTA, Pro-force or Moog. (Wow that's quite a list.)

Next time I'm in the JY, I'll have to check some rears hubs. That's a good idea actually!

Actually, I could have saved myself a HUGE amount of time by doing just that......
Last edited by sleddriver on Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1998 V70 T5 226,808 miles. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM

cn90
Posts: 6672
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 124 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

Post by cn90 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:33 am

I understand that for the Rear Bearing (FWD models), it is most often sold as a complete unit (as a hub) for $110-$130 price range.

However, I have seen many websites (rmeuropean, eeuroparts dot com) list the stand-alone bearing as shown below.
Has anyone here replaced ONLY the bearing itself? Obviously, if you go this way, you need a press and appropriate adapters to remove the old bearing and install the new one.




VolvoRB.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post