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Old 04-08-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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I've been without my AWD for a couple months now, and with the spring melt, I would really like it back. Stopped by the GM dealer down the street, and got a price of $371 CDN for the center support bearing . I almost fell over!

Is this still available aftermarket on ebay and dragtimes and other sites?

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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I just recently replaced my bearing, What i did was find a local driveline shop ( Southwestern Ontario )and they had the replacement bearings for $91.41 . I removed the driveshaft myself , dropped it off in the morning and picked it up 2 hours later. Total cost for the job was $231.42. That included 1 hr labour , a new u joint and of course the hanger bearing .
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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I stopped in at Wes-T-Rans here in Winnipeg a month or so ago....and they couldn't find any p/n for a replacement bearing.
Did the shop you went to tear it apart to get the bearing number?
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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The invoice has it marked down as :

u-joint Vue/Equinox/Torrent Part # KR200-RWD

Hanger Bearing Vue/Equinox/Torrent Part # N214826

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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I noticed that you have a 2006.....mine is a 2004, are the drivelines the same, does anyone know?

I wrote down the p/n's to see if they match up at Wes-T-Rans here. I don't suppose your invoice has the brand name of the parts?


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I noticed that you have a 2006.....mine is a 2004, are the drivelines the same, does anyone know?

I wrote down the p/n's to see if they match up at Wes-T-Rans here. I don't suppose your invoice has the brand name of the parts?


Thanks a bunch, gives me a good start
The parts for the AWD Vues were the same for all of the model years from '02-'07. One company that makes an aftermarket replacement for the center carrier bearing is Dorman. The part number is 934102. Their kit includes the center support bearing, along with U-joints. Its pretty much a one stop kit for the repair. Rockauto.com has the kit for $85.79 plus shipping, and they do ship to Canada.
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The parts for the AWD Vues were the same for all of the model years from '02-'07. One company that makes an aftermarket replacement for the center carrier bearing is Dorman. The part number is 934102. Their kit includes the center support bearing, along with U-joints. Its pretty much a one stop kit for the repair. Rockauto.com has the kit for $85.79 plus shipping, and they do ship to Canada.
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If you are looking online, the OE part number is #25775162.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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I had mine replaced with the Dorman part about a year ago and now its making noise. The bearing is shot!. Anybody else have any issues with the aftermarket parts? There is also one marketed under Neapco. Its probably the exact same part as Dorman. I'm thinking of getting the GM part. You can find them for around $150 but for all I know its the same part as well. Perhaps the bearing seal was damaged during installation, who knows. What to do?
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They just use cheap a@@ made in China bearings, that's why they don't last.

I made my own using an aftermarket mount from a BMW (because at the time they did not have an aftermarket replacement for the Vue), and as soon as I put the shaft back in it started squeeling when driving down the road. The bearing was absolute crap (probably the cheapest garbage they could find). I guess for $20 for the mount I can't complain. So I bought a top qaulity SKF bearing for another $25 and everyhting has been all good. Still only $45 in the end (other than my time & hastle of replacing the bearing with the SKF) so it was still a very reasonable repair.
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Interesting. How did you remove and replace the cheap bearing with a good one. It is encapsulated in rubber. Can you provide some direction on how you did it. Thanks.
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They are just pressed into the rubber housing. I just pressed the old one out and then put a little water/dish soap mixture on the O.D of the new bearing and pressed it back in.

I'm not sure which mount you were trying to use but for the mount that I had purchased this was all there was to it.
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