Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to Remove Car Wheel Bearings

In these clips we're going to talk about the proper way to repack, grease, and adjust your vehicle's wheel bearing. In this clip we're going to talk about the proper way to remove the vehicle's wheel bearings. Depending on the make and model you may have a hub assembly. On this one we have what they call tapered roller bearings. To get the outward bearing out, no problem at all. Take and place your hand about so and pop the rotor. You can see the bearing has slipped out. Take and remove it just like so. The inboard bearing is a different story. There's a dozen different tricks for removal of the inboard bearing. What I have found that works the best is to reinstall the nut. I know it doesn't make sense, but right now I'll show you. To reinstall the nut you have to put on a couple threads. Your going to slide the rotor off its seat and your going to use a sliding motion. What I've done is reinstalled the nut back onto the spindle. What I'm going to do is use the sliding motion with the rotor. I'm going to use both hands and pop it this way. What that'll do it strike the outboard edge of the inboard bearing and actually pop it out and remove the grease seal. Slide it off it's seat and give it a whack. The bearing seats inside here, this is called the inner race and the seal hammers down right on top of it. That's what keeps it in. Take and remove that guy right there. Set it on top of our other bearing. Spin our nut off. That?s the proper way to remove our vehicle's wheel bearings.

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