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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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How come my outer wheel bearing keeps failing
If the outer bearings in the hub failed too quick then it is caused by lack of enough grease or the bearing was pre loaded too tight when installed or both. Make sure to use a good quality hi temp...
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Rear end shifts side to side when picking up speed and driving. What could it be?
Hi there. Check the wheel hub assemblies on the vehicle. Feel the wheel hubs for any looseness and listen for any grinding noise coming from them. Dry wheel bearings will cause the wheel assembly to wobble and make the vehicle...
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Front end makes a grinding noise when I turn. Is that something to do with the rack and pinion steering?
Hi there. The noise sounds like the wheel hub bearings are grinding as you are turning. Lift up the vehicle and put all the wheels off the ground and spin the front wheels. Listen and feel the wheels for any...
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torque hub assembly for 2011 buick lacrosse cxl
Hi there. The bolt torque to the backing plate on the front hubs are 45 foot pounds of torque. If you need further assistance with the backing plate installation, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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If i supply both front wheel hub assemblies, what will the total installation cost be to?
Sent billing question to CS for installation of the front wheel hub assemblies.
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Can a poorly installed wheel bearing cause extensive damage when driven on?
Hi there: It's highly unlikely that the installation of a wheel bearing causes mechanical damage that the mechanic has listed above. Typically those components (Axle shaft leaking, steering knuckle, lower ball joint, lower control arm, front strut) are not touched...
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Need cv axel half shafts replaced.
If a mechanic shows up with an air tool to apply torque to a CV axle nut, run for the exits. The ONLY tool that can be used to tighten that nut is a carefully calibrated torque wrench, preferably one...
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When replacing a wheel hub on an acura , do I have to replace the wheel bearing to? 1997 Acura RL
Hello - perhaps the question should be "Do I have to replace the wheel hub/bearings if one or more studs are broken off?". And, the answer is "No, simply replaced the broken studs." That is - unless the hub or...
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My Small SUV is squealing while I'm slowing down and I'm not pressing on the brakes.
Hi there. The noise could be the brakes indicator rubbing on the rotors on the front of your vehicle. This is the reminder to have the brakes replaced. If the brakes are new or have lots of friction material remaining,...
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Does the rear wheel bearing replacement needs pressing or not? 2004 Acura RL
Hello - if you replace the wheel bearing/hub assembly, no, it does not require pressing. This is the recommended replacement approach. Pressing the bearing off/onto the hub requires specialized equipment, with high risk for damage. I would recommend a wheel...
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Installing shims in the enclosed steering hub.
Hi there. Check to see if the front axle on the jeep has a differential on the tube. If there is a differential on the tube, then the axle on the jeep is either a pre-model or a 1963 model....
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wheel bearings
If the brake line burst due to corrosion (not unusual), that of course would not be caused by a wheel bearing failure. The most common scenario when bearings fail soon after installation occurs when the installer fails to use a...
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Vibration from passenger side front wheel.
Occasionally, you will be able to measure enough play in the bearing that you can condemn it without further testing. You have to check the factory spec. to see what is allowed and will have to use a dial indicator....
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I have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4i. When driving over 30 mph and turning right I hear a humming sound and when braking and turning right the vehicle shakes.
Hi there. Check the wheel lug nuts and make sure that they are tight. When turning and you hear a loud humming noise, this is usually the lug nuts loose and the wheel rubbing the brakes or the wheel bearings...
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I was driving my car. Was in 3rd gear and all of a sudden I heard a loud pop from the rear right side of my car 2002 Honda S2000
Hello - if you are able to select any gear at the transmission, but get no movement out of the vehicle (still locked up), I would suspect a broken axle or wheel hub/bearing assembly that has failed in a severe...
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Car is making a speed related sound over 20mph almost like something is dragging or rubbing. 2008 Subaru Outback
Hi there - quite likely, this is a wheel bearing noise. Your own diagnostics actually narrow it to this "speed-related, but not while shifting (accelerating)" - well done! The bearing might not make noise while suspended - because it isn't...
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Can missing wheel studs affect 4wd?
In most situations, I can't think of a situation where missing wheel studs will prevent you from engaging the four wheel drive system. If a piece of a broken wheel stud falls behind the flange, it can cause the wheel...
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Wheel bearing hub assembly
Based on the Factory Service Manual (FSM), you remove the hub/wheel bearing assembly (on 4WD vehicles) without axle or knuckle removal. That means you might have to use a regular thin wall socket and an offset (wobbly type) extension. The...
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Wheel bearing
The front wheel bearings on this vehicle are contained within a unitized hub/wheel bearing assembly that also integrates ABS functionality. Consequently, if wheel bearings go bad, the whole hub assembly must be replaced. To have the replacement performed on a...
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Why would I need wheel bearings again after only two years on my 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello. The wheel bearings on your car should not wear out that fast. There are a few things that will cause them t wear out prematurely though. If the vehicle is not equipped with the factory wheels then this can...

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