With the right supplies and parts, it is possible to change a wheel bearing as a do-it-yourself project. However, the level of difficulty and the tools required usually necessitate allowing a professional mechanic to han... More »

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To replace a wheel bearing, first make sure the car is on a flat surface. Secure the wheels that are not being repaired with wheel chocks. Raise the car with a jack, and then loosen the lug nuts of the wheel that needs r... More »

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... More »

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Fifth wheel covers, adjustment brackets, sliding fifth wheels, hitch anchors and sound dampeners, which fit between the fifth wheel and the mounting rails to eliminate rattles when driving, are among the types of afterma... 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 »