Wheel Bearing Adjustment Tools & Equipment

Wheel Bearing Adjustment Tools & Equipment

A wheel bearing that’s out of adjustment can reduce bearing life and can affect more than just the bearing. It’s important to adjust the wheel bearing endplay to the proper specifications. If the bearing set is adjusted too loose or too tight, it can cause the bearing to fail prematurely. There are a few types of assemblies, so using correct procedures and tools will ensure a comeback-free wheel bearing installation.

wheel-bearing-A recent survey showed that more than half of the bearings on the road today are adjusted incorrectly.

A wheel bearing that’s out of adjustment can reduce bearing life and can affect more than just the bearing. An out-of-adjustment bearing affects the operation and service life of the spindle, wheel seal and brake components. It’s important to adjust the wheel bearing endplay to the proper specifications. If the bearing set is adjusted too loose or too tight, it can cause the bearing to fail prematurely.

There are a few types of assemblies, so using correct procedures and tools will ensure a comeback-free wheel bearing installation.

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