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Worn wheel bearings are dangerous to drive on or keep on a vehicle. These elements allow for wobbling, rumbling and squeaking in the wheel wells and create concerns about the reliability of steering options. The worse a ... More »

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To remove a wheel bearing, first remove the wheel, the brake and the hub. This opens up access to the wheel bearings and the race that they are set into. Removing a wheel bearing is time-consuming, but necessary if the w... More »

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Grinding, popping and snapping noises are all symptoms of a bad wheel bearing. Pulsating or pulling brakes can also indicate bad wheel bearings. More »

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Some of the symptoms of worn wheel bearings include grinding whenever the vehicle is in motion, clicking, rumbling and wheel vibration. These symptoms can vary in severity and are sometimes difficult to discern. It's bes... More »

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A wheel center cap is a decorative piece that covers the center of an automobile wheel and helps keep dirt away from the wheel bearings and the axle. Depending on the model, a wheel cap covers the lug nuts if the lug nut... More »

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To change wheel bearings, remove the wheel and brake caliper, and take apart the rotor to change the bearings. You need basic tools for mechanics, wheel bearing grease, a bearing race removal kit and a new cotter pin. More »

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Loud tire noises on a road can be caused by many factors including: aggressive tread, bad alignment and balance, bent wheels, damaged struts or wheel bearings. Determining the cause of loud tire noise on a road is possib... More »

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