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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

The first sign of wear is “noise”. A tensioner that sounds bad usually is bad. 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 after the engine has been started. If there is noise,…

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