How to Replace a Wheel Hub Assembly
In certain circumstances, replacing the wheel hub is necessary to ensure the safe operation of your automobile. Without a secure wheel hub assembly, your vehicle may be damaged if you hit something while driving. Replacing a wheel hub assembly is easier and less expensive than you might think. Here, we’ll show you what it entails to replace a wheel hub component.
How to Change a Wheel Hub
Make sure you’re wearing appropriate safety gear, such as overalls, gloves, steel toe-capped boots, and goggles. There may be certain requirements for the type of vehicle you’re working on. Always verify the manufacturer’s recommendations.
This is a four-step process with the following four steps:
- Unscrewing the wheel from the car
- Disconnecting the old wheel hub from the axle stub
- Attaching the new wheel hub to the axle stub/journal
- Remounting the vehicle’s wheel
Remove the calliper and mounting bracket in the same order. To prevent harm, support it carefully. Remove. Set aside one side of the calliper so that it is not in the way.
Remove the axle nut on the axle shaft. Using an axle nut socket, remove it. The driveshaft nut and its removal should be done simultaneously. To protect the released shaft, loosely replace the nuts on both ends.
Check the axle journal and stub axle for damage. Remove any debris, nicks, or burrs using a fine brush or emery cloth before installing the new wheel hub assembly. Examine the surfaces carefully.
How to Replace a Wheel Hub on a Car or Truck
Until you’re ready to connect the hub to the axle journal/stub axle, keep the new wheel hub assembly in its packing. This will keep the bearing clean.
- When installing the new wheel hub assembly, make sure you install it on the axle journal/stud axle shaft correctly to avoid damaging them.
- Never strike the hub assembly with a hammer or force it onto the axle shaft.
- When applying pressure, carefully align the wheel hub assembly on the axle journal/stub axle until it is sitting firmly.
- Finally, install the axle nut and washer.
- Install the axle nut and tighten it to the manufacturer’s recommended torque levels.
- Remove the calliper and bracket, making sure they’re clean. As per the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions, apply a thread locking compound to the mounting bolts.
- Install the calliper pins and add the required lubricant. Adjust the torque to match
- Install the dust cover and replace the wheel and tyre assembly. As per the manufacturer’s instructions, install and tighten the wheel nuts. There should be a recommended order for this, as well as torque requirements. Make sure you follow all of the steps in the procedure.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Wheel Bearing and Hub?
This depends on whether you want to replace the new wheel hub assembly yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
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