Can A Hammer Damage a Wheel Bearing?

VIDEO: Can A Hammer Damage a Wheel Bearing?

Here are the right and wrong ways to use a hammer on wheel bearings. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN.

A hammer is a technician’s best friend to remove stuck parts or to install a part with a tight fit. But, should you use a hammer to remove or install a wheel bearing? Yes, you can use a hammer.

First , make sure you are using the correct hammer and you are not striking the surfaces that make contact with the rolling elements. Second, make sure the bearing is pre-loaded.

In this video, we discuss the right way and wrong way to use a hammer on wheel bearings.

This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN.

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