Hub Assemblies are unitized, maintenance free and non-serviceable units that are preset, pre-greased and pre-sealed, easing installation and increasing product reliability for enhanced performance. These hubs require no maintenance or handling, which eliminates the need for preventive maintenance, grease and/or future adjustments.
Yes, it is imperative that you follow the manufacturer’s specifications and/or instruction manual to assure the hub is installed correctly. Failure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions and follow the proper installation procedures can cause equipment failure, creating a risk of serious bodily harm.
While it may appear to be easier to use an impact wrench, it is not recommended. We recommend the use of a certified, calibrated torque wrench. Impact wrenches can damage the axle nut, threads and components. It can also create a false sense of security when adjusting a nut or bolt, which may be under or over torqued. This can leave a hub assembly susceptible to failure.
No, because the hub assemblies are unitized, maintenance free and non-serviceable. Most hub assemblies are designed with a unitized bearing or flange that is intricate to the hub and/or bearing housing, which are not replaceable.
Timken is a brand you can trust. As a leader in hub technology for original equipment manufacturers, Timken is also a leader in the automotive aftermarket. Company have a complete line of hub assemblies for ABS and non-ABS vehicles, with or without SENSOR-PAC™ bearings, UNIPAC™ or UNIPAC-PLUS™ bearings.
The hub assemblies sold by The Timken Corporation meet or exceed original equipment specifications. Other hub assembly suppliers might meet the dimensional measure requirements for original equipment specifications, but they do not match the material and/or performance standards.
No, while most hub assemblies include the wheel studs, some do not. Timken do not recommend reusing the old studs with the new hub assembly.
To help describe the difference between Timken and Value Line products, they have provided the following definitions: Premium Hubs - North American steel with premium OE bearings, extended life. Value Line Hubs - North American steel with performance-appropriate bearings, nominal life. Bearings - Timken premium bearings are the highest-performing products, which meet or exceed all OE specifications of material, performance and dimensions. Value Line Bearings - Meet OE specifications on dimensions while delivering appropriate performance.