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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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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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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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A hub bearing assembly in a rear- or four-wheel drive vehicle connects the axle shaft, wheel and brake rotors to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically, the axle shaft runs through the center of the assembly, which consis... More »

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To replace a front wheel hub bearing, lift the front of the car, remove the wheel hub bearing, and remove the brake rotor, spindle nut and backing plate. Clean the surface, replace the backing plate, attach a new bearing... More »

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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. More »

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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 reas... More »

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