Users' questions

Do you need to replace rear wheel bearings?

Do you need to replace rear wheel bearings?

There is no mileage or time requirement for the bearing replacement and in many cars wheel bearings can last for the lifetime of the vehicle. A wheel bearing needs to be replaced only if it’s damaged or worn out.

Why is my rear axle making noise?

A bad axle bearing is usually the main reason for noise when cornering. Another cause could be worn out differential-case bearings, and these can also cause noise when turning. These parts are inside the differential and move relative to each other during turning of the vehicle.

How do you remove axle bearings?

Removing the Axle Bearings Remove the trays and coverings that are in the way. Remove the tires. Remove the brake pads from the caliper, and then unbolt the caliper itself. Release the parking brake. Remove the disk rotor. Remove the axle bearings using the bearing replacement/removal tool.

How much does it cost to replace rear wheel bearings?

If the bearing is sealed, it can lead to more work such as replacing the hub as well; however, a permanently sealed bearing means they can last longer, oftentimes, as long as the car. For the parts alone, wheel bearings can cost anywhere from $20 to as much as $200.

How do you remove a wheel bearing?

Remove the wheel bearings from your car wheel. Place a ball of grease in the palm of one hand. You may want to wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands. Push the bearing into the grease with your other hand. Push in the large end first so that the grease gets forced into the inner parts of the bearing.

How do you repair a wheel bearing?

Steps Park your vehicle on a flat surface. Use wheel chocks to secure wheels whose bearings you aren’t replacing. Loosen the lug nuts and lift the wheel using a jack. Unscrew the lug nuts and remove the wheel. Remove the brake caliper. Remove the dust cover, cotter pin , and castle nut. Remove the rotor. Unscrew the hub bolts and remove the old hub.

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