Find resources from the basics of brakes and bearings to diagnosing, wheel bearing service tips and bearing failure prevention and more.

Identifying and Installing Gen 1-3 Bearings

Not all bearings are created equal. Identifying the proper bearing for the job is a crucial step in any bearing replacement job.  

Eyeglass Bearing Assembly Diagnosis

A defective twin-bearing mounting plate assembly shows no sign of damage on the outside. It usually makes a slight noise. Here’s the recommended procedure to check the twin-bearing mounting plate assembly.

Proper Torquing and Runout Tolerances

There are two critical measurements when installing a modern hub unit or cartridge bearing: torque and runout in the flange. Ignoring these critical numbers to save time will only lead to more comebacks and angry customers.

What is a “Wheel End”?

The trucking industry has a confusing term it uses called “wheel ends.”  A 16 wheeler truck can mean more than 10 wheel ends units that can go bad. While the scale of these vehicles is rather large, the basics are the same when it comes wheel bearing diagnostics and maintenance. Detection of Wheel-End Problems Identifying wheel-end…

What is a Hub Kit and When do I Need One?

Many types of vehicles on the road today have different types of wheel bearings. A common type is called a Generation 1 wheel bearing. This is typically a double row angular contact ball or taper bearing Before this bearing is replaced it’s important to take a close look at the wheel flange and other related…

Smart Car Bearing Installation

How to properly install hub bearings on a Smart Car.    

How to Properly Install Front Axle Hub Bearings on a 2002 Ford Explorer

How to properly install front axle hub bearings on a 2002 Ford Explorer.    

Identifying Hub Bearings for 2007 GM Trucks

How to Identifying Hub Bearings for 2007 GM trucks. When replacing hub bearings on 2007 Chevy or GMC trucks, it’s important to know which body style you are working on. The classic style and new style have different ABS systems.      

Replacing Wheel Bearing Circlips

Circlip retainers are important to help maintain the proper seating and function of the wheel bearing. Depending on the vehicle application, there may be one or two circlips that facilitate retention of the bearing. Often, when replacing the wheel bearing, the circlip is worn past its usable condition. They can also become rusted into the…

How to Install a Hub Bearing on a 2002 Chevy Suburban

How to properly install a hub bearing on a 2002 Chevy Suburban.      

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