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Finding Wheel Axle Nut Torque Specs

One of the most common mistakes people make when installing a new hub assembly is improperly torquing the axle nut. Too far out of spec can damage the hub.


Removing and Installing a Hub Unit Bearing

Proper hub removal and installation procedures can enhance the performance and life of hubs, axles, wheels, brakes and other components.


Automatic Locking Hubs: Diagnosis and Maintenance

On many 4×4 trucks, automatic locking hubs are used to disengage the front wheels when four-wheel drive is not needed. Fuel economy may improve as much as one mile per gallon, depending on the vehicle, by disconnecting the front wheels. A one mpg difference may not sound like much, but every little bit helps. The…


Repairing Generation 2 FAG Wheel Bearings

FAG Wheel Bearings offer a number of advantages. This video shows in detail the repair of a Generation 2 wheel bearing with a snap ring: Disassembly of the old wheel bearing, introduction of the FAG repair solution for Generation 2 wheel bearings and assembly of the new wheel bearing, including important instructions to consider.  …


Repairing Generation 1 FAG Wheel Bearings

FAG Wheel Bearings offer a number of advantages. This video shows in detail the repair of a Generation 1 wheel bearings: Disassembly of the old wheel bearing, introduction of the FAG repair solution for Generation 1 wheel bearings and assembly of the new wheel bearings, including important instructions to consider.   Sign up to receive…


Wheel Bearing Generations Explained

A brief overview on the different generations of bearings and the differences between them.   Sign up to receive our newsletter with valuable new tech articles and videos every month. Transcript: Ralph: So here we have the different generations of wheel bearings, and here on the monitor on the top left is a tapered roller…


Wheel Hub Impact Damage

Extreme forces are put onto the balls or rollers and races of the bearing when a driver hits a pothole or curb hard enough. This can result in the formation of a very small mark on the surfaces. 1,000 miles or more later, these components will start making noise. This damage is called Brinelling. This…


Tapered Roller Bearing Repair

This video shows an example of how to remove and replace tapered roller bearings on a vehicle with spindle mounted hubs or brake rotors using FAG bearings. Depending on the application, FAG tapered roller bearings can also be mounted on vehicles with spindle mounted drum brakes. For this demonstration, the brake system has been removed…


How to Replace Gen II Wheel Hubs

Step-by-step guidelines for second-generation wheel hub replacement to professional standards. “The MEYLE Mechanics” explain why and how to use an automotive specialty tool and give practical information on how to do a professional wheel hub replacement.


Gen 3 Wheel Hub Bearing Installation

This video will show how to properly and safely install a Gen 3 wheel hub bearing, brought to you by Know Your Parts.  


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