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.