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

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.  

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.    

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