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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Base 4dr Sedan

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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April 10, 2013, 5:51 am

Joston D

Question: Can a front end collision cause front wheel bearing damage?

I was recently in an accident where the front, right side of my car collided with the side of a Jeep. My hood and bumper were replace along with the headlight and some other small parts. When I got my car back I heard a noise when turning the wheel. I brought it back to the shop where they determined that it was wheel bearing damage. They claim that it was unrelated to the accident and cannot be charged to the insurance. Is there any way that the bearing could have been damaged in the collision?

April 14, 2013, 10:19 am

Richard W
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Yes. I have seen this many times. The body shop didn't drive the car so they have no idea about the bearing. Then you go back to tell them they say it was that way. They tell you that because they will have to put in another clain, And most insurances will kick the claim saying you missed it you pay for it. So you have to call your insurance company and say it was not this way and fight to have it fixed.

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