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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 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.    

Timing Belt, Tensioner and Idler Failure

Timing Belt, Tensioner and Idler Failure

Noise from a timing belt, tensioner and idler that sounds bad, usually is bad. The first sign of wear is “noise”. What You Should Do… While the engine is running, listen to hear if any noise is coming from the timing cover or front assembly. Bad bearings make a high pitched “whine” or “growling” noise…

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