Bearings Archives - Brake & Front End
Wheel Bearing Hub Damage Repair

Noise is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing or wheel hub bearing. Determining why the damage happened may take some time.

Tapered Wheel Bearings

Here’s what you should know as a technician when servicing tapered wheel bearings.

VIDEO: Wheel Bearing Preload And Load Paths

If you’re replacing a wheel bearing, you should also check the alignment. This video sponsored by GMB.

Servicing Wheel Bearing Seals

As a rule, wheel bearing seals should never leak.

The Importance of Worn Center Bearing Replacement

The center support bearing is a relatively small component in a mid-sized vehicle, yet a properly-functioning bearing is crucial both to consistent overall performance and to avoiding damage to other vehicle components. Possible indications of a failing center bearing should be investigated promptly, and a worn or damaged center bearing must be replaced immediately with

Racing Wheel Bearings

The first requirement for a wheel bearing is to have enough stiffness to resist deflection under cornering.

Why Some Bearings Rarely Fail

No matter the type of bearing, they can fail for the same reasons.

Wheel Bearing Adjustment And Preload Procedures

Tapered roller bearings can carry a heavy load because of a larger contact patch between the rollers and races.

Wheel Bearings And Wheel Speed Sensors

A modern scan tool can graph the output of multiple wheel speed sensors on a test drive.

What Is Behind Wheel Bearing Noise?

A caliper that’s sticking or a brake pad that’s loose and dragging may make a metallic scraping noise.

VIDEO: Case Study Of A Failed Wheel Bearing Hub Unit

Understanding what the code means is the first step to this auto repair. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings.

Universal Seal/Bearing Puller From LTI Tools

Use with your air hammer for easy one-person operation on 90% of all seals and race bearings.