There are a number of automatic hub designs and not all are capable of engaging while the vehicle is in motion.
Wheel bearings are changing because the vehicles they are attached to and the brake rotors located on the other side are evolving. This has changed the designs and specifications for most bearings.
Andrew Markel discusses diagnosing wheel bearings, and how the condition of one bearing may give a hint of the condition of the bearing on the opposite side.
Andrew Markel discusses wheel bearing production and how heat treating makes its surfaces stronger.
Replacing wheel bearings on a vehicle with a live rear axle may not be one of the most regular jobs you do, but it can be one of the most profitable.
The torque specifications for a wheel bearing are much more exact now than in the past.
From an engineer’s perspective, wheel bearing design and selection can be a balancing act between durability, cost and fuel economy.
There are various signs that point to wheel bearing failure you will need to understand to properly inspect the vehicle. In a new episode of Tech Test Prep, Carley Millhone shares what you need to know about wheel bearing inspection to pass the ASE G1 Test.
Wheel bearings keep the world rolling by reducing friction and allowing the wheels and axles to spin while a vehicle is in motion.
It can be difficult to diagnose why a bearing has failed. By the time the vehicle is brought to the shop, the initial damage has been concealed by a complete failure of the bearing.