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Wheel bearing service and replacement.
The wheel bearing simply allows the wheels to roll, just like roller skate wheels! Sounds pretty simple, but in practice there are several types of wheel bearings out there. There are modern wheel bearings, with a double roller style (pictured) which are equipped on most cars and trucks nowadays. These types of wheel bearings are maintenance free, so no preventative work is done on them. The one for sure way to damage these types of bearings is to improperly torque the bearing into place. If you see someone just running their impact wrench as hard as they can on this type of bearing, be advised, it will cause premature failure.
Another type of wheel bearing is the tapered bearing and race, we don’t see these bearings as often these days, but there are still a lot of them in service. Tapered bearings are not sealed and require periodic packing of wheel bearing grease and adjustment of bearing pre-load.
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