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How to Replace a Wheel Hub Assembly
A wheel hub assembly keeps car wheels in place. Wheel bearings and wheel hubs fail when the steering is loose and screeching comes from the wheels.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Hub Assembly
Common signs include a roaring sound from the tires area, vibrating steering wheel, play in the tire/wheel combo, and clicking sound from the wheels.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Stud
Common signs include damaged threads on the wheel stud due to improper installation of the lug nuts onto the stud and rust on the wheel stud.
How Long Does a Wheel Stud Last?
The tires on a car are among the most important parts. Tires are the only part of a car that actually touch the ground, which means that you will have to ensure...
How Long Does a Wheel Hub Assembly Last?
The wheels that are on a vehicle are vital in its overall level of functionality. There are a variety of things that help to make this part of a car run,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Seal
Common signs include grease leaking from the bearings, visible damage to the wheel seal, and noises coming from the tires and wheels.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Wheel Bearings
Common signs include abnormal tire wear, grinding or roaring noise from the tire area, vibration in the steering wheel, and play in the wheels.
How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?
Most people take for granted all of the systems that have to work together in order for their car to run. Making a car mobile is a lot harder than most people...
Is It Safe to Drive With a Damaged Wheel Bearing?
In order for your wheels to turn, they need bearings. Wheel bearings fit into the hub (inside a race) and allow the wheel to turn freely. However, bearings wear over time and they’ll...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speed Sensor
Common signs include harsh or improper shifting, cruise control not working, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Speed Sensor
Common signs include the ABS Light coming on, ABS not working properly, and the Traction Control Light staying on.
How Long Does a Wheel Speed Sensor Last?
With all of the sensors and switches that a card has, it can be very overwhelming when trying to keep up with them all. For the most part, a person will...
How Long Does a Wheel Seal Last?
The wheels of a car are very important in regards to getting the car moving. In order for the wheels of the car to move, a person will have to make sure...
How to Replace the Rear Hub Bearing on a Ford Explorer
Wheel bearings allow the car's wheels to give you a smooth ride. A howling or grinding noise is a sign that your hub bearing should be replaced.
How to Replace a Wheel Stud
Car wheel studs hold the wheels to a hub. Wheel studs withstand a lot of pressure and wear out if under too much force, causing rust or damage.

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I am pretty sure my front wheel bearings are going out on my 2010 escape. What is the estimate cost to replace both?
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Are the wheel bearings in the 98 lincoln navigator pressed in?
Hello. We will be happy to answer your question. The wheel bearings on a Lincoln Navigator are pressed down but not pressed in in the fashion that you may think. They can be removed by hand but you will have...
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When driving all the time I hear a fluttering sound. Seems to be coming from my right front area and gets worst the faster I drive.
The noise that your are hearing could be the lug nuts being loose or the wheel bearing hub assembly could be failing. Check the lug nuts and tighten them if they are loose. If the lug nuts are tight, then...
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What name is given to the bearing after the wheel bearing on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent
In your application, the passenger side CV axle does not use a carrier (center support) bearing. The noise you are describing could be due to failure of the same wheel bearing (not a rare occurrence, please read below), or the...
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I have a question about my wheels for a 2004 oldsmobile alero. Do the wheel bearing in the back have to be pressed any way before
The wheel bearings on the rear of your car are pre-installed within unitized hub assemblies. The hub assembly is a bolt on assembly and thus there is no need for a press to install the part. To get the unitized...
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Tire lug nuts are extremely hot after driving. Is this normal?
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Hyundai Accent 2003 grinds when steering left or going straight.
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Replace the front wheel bearings. Can I remove the bearing assembly without having to detach the lower ball joint?
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Odd sound coming from L/F tire. Almost sounds like the tread only is rubbing but nothing is hitting it.
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Would a wheel bearing be making my car sound like it's reving/ humming
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1986 Chevy s10 with 171000 miles. Automatic with manual 4wd. Knocking/grinding noise when driving, any speed, worse when going straight.
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When I turn my car slightly to the left, I hear a humming noise almost like a rubbing noise. The steering wheel doesnt vibrate
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How do you know if you just need the bearings repacked or the entire assembly replaced?
In order to know if there is additional hub damage then you will need to disassemble the hub and inspect bearings and races. If bearings are bad then it may damage the hub.
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I have replaced the rear wheel bearings and subsequent to that the speedometer stops working. what might be the problem?
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Wheel bearing
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Frozen non-drive wheel. Will not turn at all
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Wheel bearing hub replacement
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