Knocking or grinding sounds, wheel vibration or pulling to one side when braking are all common signs of a worn rear wheel bearing that may need replacement. A grating sound that worsens on acceleration is also an indica... More »

Rear wheel bearings make unusual noises when they are going bad. Oftentimes, the sound of grinding or scraping in the rear of the car is a sign of faulty rear wheel bearings. If the sound is caused by the rear wheel bear... More »

To replace a Dodge rear differential, park the car on a flat surface, and engage the parking brake. Use a floor jack to lift up the car before removing its rear wheels, axle tube and the differential carrier. Install the... More »

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Signs of unbalanced tires include steering wheel vibration, seat vibration, excessive wear and increased fuel consumption. In order for a vehicle to operate properly, the tires must remain in balance. Unbalanced tires ca... More »

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 »

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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The torque specifications for a front-axle wheel bearing varies according to the type of vehicle it applies to, however it ranges on average between 15 and 20 ft-lbs. Most of the torque is directed to the axle nut, which... More »