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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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Does a clearance between the centre bore really matter?
Hi there - I believe you are talking about the inside diameter (or hole size) of the opening at the center of the wheel, and the outside diameter of the wheel hub, which fits inside that hole. These two dimensions...
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Is there a difference between the driver side and passenger side wheel bearings on a 02 Dodge 1500
The left and right wheel bearings are the same part numbers. There is a difference in hubs for 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive vehicles.
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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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Rear suspension component failure
That Year Cabrio might have drum brakes or disk brakes on the rear.I'm guessing that your car has drum brakes on the rear. If that's the case, there may be something coming loose in the brakes that rolls around in...
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Near Constant squealing sound from drive side front wheel.
Hi there. The squealing noise that you are hearing from the wheel is the wheel bearings with no grease in them. I recommend replacing the wheel hub assembly on the driver side front wheel. If you need further assistance with...
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My Volkswagen sounds like it's got a dry wheel bearing in the front.
Judging by age and mileage, if you haven't had a wheel bearing failure yet, you're about due. Wheel bearing noise differs from transmission noise in that it sounds the same no matter what gear you are in. It will change...
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Squeaky noise on the right rear wheel?
Hi there. The noise could be coming from the wheel bearings on the right rear. Raise up the vehicle and check the right wheel bearings by spinning the wheel slowly and feel the tire for any grinding feeling. I recommend...
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In this case - which parts should be changed first (CV axles ,wheel bearing ,calipers ) to solve the problem? 2009 Kia Optima
Hi - we need a bit more information to know how to prioritize these possible repairs. A roaring noise while driving would evidence wheel bearing issues. Pulling to one side or the other would indicate a brake caliper issue. Squealing,...
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Vibration and noise experienced at the front left wheel.
Hi there. The vibration could be the wheel hub assembly worn or the CV Shaft moving around. The wheel is attached to a wheel hub assembly which is attached to the steering suspension on the car, so the wheel will...
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Suspension damage 2015 Dodge Dart
Hi there - possibly. While it is possible that the wheel bearing was not damaged, or damaged enough to cause a concern for replacement. However, most modern front-wheel drive vehicles utilize double-row ball bearing hub designs, and these bearings are...
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I drive my suzuki sx4 sport and as im driving i hear a knocking noise....when i break the noise stops......is it my bearing? 2007 Suzuki SX4
Hello - your symptoms suggest a worn front wheel bearing. The "steering is a bit loose" symptom reinforces this diagnosis. If the noise ceases when turn left, it is likely the left wheel bearing. It would be the right wheel...
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Car makes a medium pitched whine or growl in sync with rpms.
If you are hearing the noise at idle when the car is not moving, generally the noise you are describing originates in the engine, the transmission (torque converter runs even at idle), and/or the accessory drives. However, if there is...
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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?
A wheel bearing will not make a crunch sound on bumps but the shocks or struts and sway bar bushings will. I have also seen lower control arms and ball joints make the noise. Try to bounce the front end...
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Suspension woes.. power steering leaks, noises heard when driving
Hello, we will be happy to help you get rid of those woes. I'm assuming that the tire fell off which would cause a lot of damage especially to the side that contacted the ground. There's likely some broken or...
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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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