VIDEO: Wheel Bearings And CV Boot Replacement
Find out what factors can breakdown the boot’s material in this Tech Minute. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings.
Complete Wheel Bearing Service
The first step, and probably the most important, is inspection of the corner of the vehicle.
VIDEO: Rear Rotor Parking Brake Service
Would you replace a drum without changing the shoes? Andrew Markel discusses what must be performed when servicing rear rotors that use a drum in the hat of the rotor. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Raybestos Tech Tip: Low Brake Pedal From Bad Wheel Bearing
When a vehicle comes into a shop with a low or spongy brake pedal, what is your first thought? Chances are you think it is a problem in the hydraulic system. It could be a faulty master cylinder, a leak in the brake lines or a bad caliper.
Diagnosing Wheel Bearings, Locking Hubs
Automatic hubs are used on many 4×4 trucks to disengage the front wheels when four-wheel drive is not needed. The main advantage of being able to disengage the front wheels on the go is that the driver doesn’t have to stop, get out of the vehicle and twist a dial on the hub to disengage or engage the front wheels.
VIDEO: Comparing The Condition Of Opposing Wheel Bearings
Andrew Markel discusses diagnosing wheel bearings, and how the condition of one bearing may give a hint of the condition of the bearing on the opposite side. Sponsored by FAG, a Schaeffler brand.
VIDEO: Heat Treated Wheel Bearing Parts
Andrew Markel discusses wheel bearing production and how heat treating makes its surfaces stronger. Sponsored by FAG, a Schaeffler brand.
VIDEO: Always Use A New Axle Nut
Andrew Markel discusses wheel hub bearing replacement, and why it is important to ensure a new axle nut is used on every job. Sponsored by FAG, a Schaeffler brand.
VIDEO: Should You Lubricate Male or Female Axle Splines?
Andrew Markel discusses whether the splines on a CV axle or wheel bearing truly need lubricated. Sponsored by FAG, a Schaeffler brand.
Live Axle Wheel Bearing Replacement
Replacing wheel bearings on a vehicle with a live rear axle may not be one of the most regular jobs you do, but it can be one of the most profitable. While the basics have not changed in more than 60 years, new seal materials and differential designs have added new wrinkles.
Torque Wrenches And Wheel Bearings
The torque specifications for a wheel bearing are much more exact now than in the past. This not only goes for the axle nut, but the fasteners that hold the hub unit to the suspension and lug nuts. So, what has changed? Simply put, everything has become bigger while at the same time it is getting lighter.
Wheel Bearings And Wheel Speed Sensors
If you are replacing a wheel bearing on a late-model vehicle, you will be dealing with a wheel speed sensor. In the past decade, wheel speed sensors have been moving from differentials, axles and knuckles to inside or on the wheel bearing or hub unit. At this location, the sensors are more accurate and often more protected from the elements. The average wheel bearing job may require a scan tool, scope or meter to verify the operation of the sensor.