So i took my car to Mastro subaru in Tampa today to have a grinding noise looked at in the front driver's side. I have about 1/2 inches of play in my wheel. So they say I have a bad wheel bearing and bad CV joint and if i drive my car my wheel will most likely fall off. Just to drive it a few extra miles to work they had me sign a release to drive the car without the work being done. So first im towing to get it fixed but my question is this.
They want 100 for the part and almost 500 for the whole job to fix just the bearing, then about the same for the CV.
I have a friend with a press to do the wheel bearing, but he hasn't work on a wrx before he mainly just works on hondas and acura's.
Is this something that i can take a chance with and save 400$ for the bearing work and another couple hundred putting in my axle? Im not trying to be cheap but money is tight with a child being born in 2 months.
My circle of friends are very good, we have torn down most of our cars (M5, TL's, My rex) but none of us have ever tried to do a wrx wheel bearing and CV. what should i look out for? other than the press for the bearing any special tools?
Thanks for any input.