Noise is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing or wheel hub bearing. Determining why the damage happened may take some time.
Here’s what you should know as a technician when servicing tapered wheel bearings.
If you’re replacing a wheel bearing, you should also check the alignment. This video sponsored by GMB.
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
The first requirement for a wheel bearing is to have enough stiffness to resist deflection under cornering.
Tapered roller bearings can carry a heavy load because of a larger contact patch between the rollers and races.
A modern scan tool can graph the output of multiple wheel speed sensors on a test drive.
A caliper that’s sticking or a brake pad that’s loose and dragging may make a metallic scraping noise.
Understanding what the code means is the first step to this auto repair. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings.
Use with your air hammer for easy one-person operation on 90% of all seals and race bearings.