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Replace none abs wheel bearing with abs bearing

Hey I have a 2004 Buick century non abs the question is can I use a abs style bearing ? They are cheaper I don't know why . Thanks John

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As long as all dimensions are the same, no problem. I've seen many instances where they would interchange.
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Typically the difference is the ABS one has a "tone ring" on it. It's a gear looking thing that spins with the hub and is read by the ABS sensor. The knuckle often even has a little boss where the ABS sensor would go that is simply not machined to accept it so the bearing should work.

I have to tell you on this particular subject on many cars that "tone ring" is not a gear looking thing at all but is a magnet in the bearing that you can't even see! The difference between the tone ring side and the other side could be something as minor as a simple unpolished surface. The bearing will go in either way but in backwards and your ABS sensor won't work thus, the ABS light will be lit on your dash because the system doesn't work.

Ask me how I know. We had it happen to a couple of cars. The last one the mechanic swore it was in ok so we replaced the sensor, nope, sorry dude, we ended up replacing the bearing and putting it in properly.

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yes they will work ! I've seen a lot of cars come into our shop with factory abs bearings and the cars has no abs !
for some reason the non abs bearing are more expensive, they should be cheaper , because they have less parts on them
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its cheaper to manufacture one style and wharehouse it than to keep track of two styles and wharehouse them both. One size fits all.
The car may or may not have the electronics, that is where the rubber meets
the road...litterally.Pun intended LOL
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The bearings I get from NAPA are coded with a red seal on the ABS side and a plain black seal on the other side.
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