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Diagnosing and Servicing 3rd Generation Hub Bearings and Seals

This video is an in-depth look at diagnosing and servicing 3rd generation hub bearings and seals. It explains the technology and techniques regarding the servicing and diagnosing of 3rd generation hub bearings and seals.    

Identifying Wheel End Systems

There are three main types of wheel end systems used on commercial vehicles. Identifying what type of wheel end system the vehicle is using can change how you service them dramatically.

Cartridge-Style Wheel Bearing Survive Technique

More vehicles are being equipped with cartridge-style wheel bearings, a style that requires more labor to replace when compared to traditional bearings.

What Causes Bearing Failures?

When a bearing wears out, it is usually a case of inadequate lubrication, faulty installation or improper adjustment. Learn how to avoid bearing failures.

Hub and Bearing Q&A

Hub bearings are a crucial part to the performance and safety of a vehicle. These Q&A will help answer any questions you had on the importance of them.

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The Dos and Dont’s of Wheel Bearing Torquing

Follow these dos and dont’s of wheel bearing torquing to ensure proper installation, repair and happy customers.

Symptoms of a Worn Wheel Hub Bearing

Noise is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing or wheel hub bearing. Here are some indicators of a worn wheel hub bearing or other wheel-end damage.

Essential Wheel Bearing Info

Wheel bearings are either ball (pictured above) or tapered roller type.  Front wheel bearing applications usually use an angular-type ball bearing because an angular-type ball bearing will accept greater thrust loads than a Conrad-type bearing. A tapered roller bearing will accept both a radial and a thrust load. Some rear axles will have a cartridge-type wheel…

Hub Quality Comparison

Bearing hubs are a part that you should not be compromising quality for price on.  Using value grade bearing hubs can severely decrease the performance of the vehicle and can leave you stranded if/when the part unexpectedly fails. Hub Quality Comparison Sign up for our newsletter and receive articles, tips, news and updates. Subscribe

Hubs: The Next Generation

The next generation of hubs is here and with them many questions and technical advancements.  Fortunately, this here is a guide published by SKF to explain the technical advancements on their new line of hubs.  This guide covers everything inside the hub from the bearings to the sensors and explains everything with colorful illustrations. Next…

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