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Where are the wheel bearings located on a Chevy truck?

Where are the wheel bearings located on a Chevy truck?

These bearings are located within the rear axle within the diameter of the brake rotors. They are held in place by a securing lock nut and packed with grease for rotating smoothly. Under the best circumstances these bearings can last hundreds of thousands of miles.

What do you need to replace rear axle bearings?

Replacing the rear axle bearings is somewhat of a technical job. It is not that difficult with the proper tools but is not recommended for someone with very little mechanical experience. To do this job you will need the wheel bearings and the seals. Jack the back of the truck up and support it with jack stands.

How often do you change wheel bearings on a Chevy truck?

Place the brake caliper over the brake rotor and tighten. Replace the wheels and tires and tighten using a lug wrench. Changing wheel bearings is an easy task that anyone can and should do every 80,000 miles for a Chevy truck.

What causes damage to the wheel hub assembly?

The wheel hub assembly is prone to damage caused by multiple driving situations such as: Although this part takes a tremendous amount of abuse, it’s commonly overlooked when repairs are done to other mechanical components such as tires and wheels, suspension parts, coils, shocks and struts and other front end and rear end housing parts.

Where are the wheel bearings on a car?

A wheel bearing is a set of steel balls held together in a metal ring, called a race. At the center of your wheels, there is a hollow piece of metal, called a hub.

How big is a rear axle bearing Puller set?

Choose from three different sizes to fit the main bearing tube ID: 1 in. to 1-7/8 in., 1-5/16 in. to 2-3/8 in., or 1-3/8 in. to 2-7/8 in.. Constructed from heavy duty cast steel, this bearing puller set works on most domestic cars. Includes fittings for main bearing tube ID: 1 in. to 1-7/8 in, 1-5/16 in. to 2-3/8 in, 1-3/8 in. to 2-7/8 in.

What causes wheel bearings to loosen when driving?

Loose steering is not always due to a problem with the wheel bearings, but it very often can be. Sometimes the wheel bearings can become worn down, which causes them to loosen within your wheel assembly. A related phenomenon is pulling.

How can you tell if your wheel bearing is bad?

Squealing & Growling. The classic sounds of a bad wheel bearing are cyclic chirping, squealing and/or growling noise. You can also tell that the sound is related to wheel bearings if it changes in proportion to vehicle speed. The sound can get worse with every turn, or it can disappear momentarily.

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Ruth Doyle