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 »

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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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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Drivers should not operate a vehicle with a bad wheel bearing at all. Driving with a bad wheel bearing is risky because the wheel can come loose and fall off the vehicle at any time. A bad wheel bearing may also make con... More »

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 »