To determine if a wheel bearing is going bad, listen for grinding, and check for wiggling or heat in the hub. Uneven tire wear can also indicate a bad bearing.Continue Reading
A grinding noise is often the first noticeable sign of a bad wheel bearing. The inner parts need to turn smoothly, and as the pieces break, they begin to make grinding noises.
A wheel hub supports the lugs of the car and houses the wheel bearing. It keeps the wheel spinning freely while keeping it attached to the vehicle.Full Answer >
To change a wheel bearing hub assembly, remove the wheel and rotor, disconnect the anti-lock braking system, unscrew the hub assembly from the knuckle, clean the knuckle, secure the new assembly onto the knuckle and reassemble the wheel. Jack up the vehicle before attempting this task.Full Answer >
A lug nut is one of the fasteners that attach a car wheel to its hub. A car wheel has four, five, or six lug nuts depending on its make and model.Full Answer >
Remove the wheel bearings from a non-drive wheel by first cleaning out the hub. Next, attach the new races and bearings, and then reinstall the wheel bearings. Wheel bearings should be inspected and repacked every 30,000 miles.Full Answer >