Wheel Hubs, Bearings, Seals & Components

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To stop on the highway with your wheels fallen off is actually the worst scenario that can happen when the wheel hub assembly is out of order. Even though you may never see the device, it is crucial to your vehicle's health. Why? Because it connects the wheels to the chassis and ensures trouble-free performance. The bad thing is that despite being durable, the assembly is prone to damage, and the good thing is we have a full line of replacements.

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The wheel hub assembly is known by different names, including wheel hub unit, hub assembly, and wheel hub bearing. However you name it though, the ingredients comprising the assembly stay the same. Basically, the unit consists of the wheel hub and the bearing. You'll also find a handful of bolts, and most probably, there's an ABS sensor and connectors in it too (in case the vehicle is equipped with the anti-lock braking system).


First things first, so before we discuss the problems that can come up, let's find out how the assembly operates. Each wheel of your vehicle is bolted onto the hub, which means as soon as you pull a wheel off of the car, you'll notice the wheel hub staring at you. It is a round block of steel with a few wheel studs sticking out of it. Because of the construction, the hub itself is rarely damaged. Unfortunately, there are some fragile parts attached to it such as the ABS sensor and wheel bearing. And when any component gets busted, you have to replace the whole wheel hub assembly.

The primary function of the ABS sensor is to measure wheel speed. To do that, it must be located as close to the wheel as possible, and at the same time, it mustn't interfere with operation of other devices. That is why car manufacturers either place the sensor on a tone ring attached to the back of the wheel hub, or locate it inside the hub. When the sensor fails, both the sensor and the hub must be replaced. If you notice the ABS light is on, the sensor may be faulty. Other symptoms of a defective speed sensor are an evident lack of traction when braking and malfunctioning cruise control.

Next comes the bearing. It is a bunch of steel balls held together by a metal ring called a race. Located at the hub, the wheel bearing supports the car's weight and allows the wheels to spin freely. Most bearings have a sealed construction, which is supposed to protect the part from heat, water, and debris. When the bearing is damaged, it makes a distinctive noise. It all starts like faint noises coming from beneath your car, then they get louder and turn into occasional chirps and squeaks, and then you feel uncommon steering wheel vibration. When that happens, get the vehicle checked.

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Average rating:4.54.7 - 47 reviews
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
| Posted by | (Fort Stewart, GA)

Great stuff! Noises gone and ride feels a lot better!

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