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Detecting Wheel Bearing Noise and Damage

Damaged bearings should be replaced with high-quality hub units and bearings for durability.

Gen 1 Wheel Bearing Replacement and Installation

Gen 1 bearings use an interference fit to hold the bearing in the bore. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN.

Servicing Tapered Wheel Bearings

You probably haven’t seen tapered wheel bearings in many late-model vehicles. It seems that nearly every vehicle made these days will run some sort of wheel hub assembly. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is this: ease of assembly. Not assembly for those of us that work on these

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Wheel Bearing Analysis: Why Do They Fail?

Wheel bearings are tiny but mighty. Get this: On a typical passenger vehicle weighing around 3,400 pounds, each pair of front-wheel bearings, as well as the rear-wheel or axle bearings, supports around 850 pounds, depending on the weight balance and driveline configuration. If it’s a 6,000-pound SUV, each bearing might carry about 1,500 pounds. Wheel

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Wheel Bearing Tips and Tricks

Follow these tips the next time you have to replace a wheel bearing. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Servicing Wheel Bearing Seals: Part Two

Tire Review’s Mary DellaValle walks through installation tips for wheel bearing seals, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Looking at Wheel Bearing Seal Designs

Tire Review’s David Sickels reviews the materials and designs manufacturers use to ensure bearings function correctly, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Can a Hammer Damage a Wheel Bearing?

Babcox Media’s Andrew Markel discusses the right and wrong way to use a hammer on wheel bearings. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN.

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Complete Wheel Bearing Service

Hub assemblies and bearings can develop excessive endplay or a growling noise that can affect vehicle handling or alignment.

Video: Replacing Wheel Bearings in Single Units

When a customer takes out a wheel bearing on one side, what do you do about the one on the other side? Watch this episode of Tech Minute to find out. (Sponsored by BCA Bearings)

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OTC Releases Hub and Bearing Service Guide

OTC’s new Hub Grappler Application Manual covers car, truck, van and SUV makes and models through 2018.

Talking Parts: Choosing the Right Seal for Wheel Bearings

Seals are a key component of the wheel-bearing system. When seals fail, it’s usually for one of several reasons. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a seal.