How to Replace Front Wheel Bearings for Cars

Wheel bearings usually stay in cars for a long period of time, but the front wheel bearings have increased steering stress and will have to be replaced n an older vehicle at some point.

Changing the Wheel bearings is seen as an intermediate activity, but includes special power tools. The following steps are commonly applied to the three most common wheel lock types found in most automobiles. Make sure you have the service manual for your vehicle and decide how your car bears it before you start to repair it.

front wheel bearing replacement

In many antique cars, the front hub concept is made up of both internal and external bearings, each running in a race that goes to the center. A pressed seal covers of inner bearing, and the outer bearing is covered by a dust cap.

The hub assembly-hub plus rotor and bearings-slides on a shaft extending at a right angle to the strut, and is held in place by a castellated nut, so-called because it has a notch like the battlements on a castle parapet or the surface of a chess tower. Each of the notches is connected with a hole at the end of the pin, which is drilled. The nut is secured with a key.

Replacement of front bearings is a synergist for most antique vehicles. In fact, the front rotors are normally behind the front hubs, so you have to remove the hub from the front axles in order to adjust the rotors. So check the wheel bearings if you have to do any braking work first. Also, check the front wheel bearing replacement cost before starting the work else your wallet will be vanished.

Preparing Your Car for Wheel Bearing Replacement

  • Step 1: Put your wheels in chocks. Park on a level surface of the car. Using tire chocks to block the axle in front of the tire.
  • Step 2: Release the wheel’s lug nuts. Take your 1/2 cm ratchet for your wheel nuts with the right size socket. Loose the lug nuts on the pneumatic wheel, but don’t remove it.
  • Step 3: Lift the car. Choose the floor jacket to lift to protect the vehicle with a safety jacket. You may remove the tire securely.
  • Step 4: Taking the wheel off the lug nuts. Remove the tire and set it aside when the vehicle is up and secured.

Install New Wheel Bearings

  • Step 1: Remove the brake caliper and add the fresh tire rugs. To disable the disk brake caliper, use your 3⁄8 ratchet and socket to remove the disk from the axle. To extract the bolt, use a screwdriver.
  • Step 2: Release the wheel’s external bearing. You will have to lift the dust of the cotton pin and the retaining nozzle if the tire coating is placed inside the disk brake disks, as is often seen on trucks.
  • Stage 3: Take the bearings and the internal wheel bearing out. Place the nut on the shaft and fasten both hands on the rotor. Detach the rotor from the shaft, so that the wider inner rotation is locked into the retention nozzle and remove the bearing and the flat screen from the rotor.
  • Step 4: Rub the grate into the shell. Place the rotor on the floor facing upwards on the back. Take the fresh, larger bearing and rub the grated carry into the shell.
  • Step 5: Place the new bearing on the rotor’s back, then add the grate to the inner cavity of the bearing. Attach a new bearing seal and drag the rotor over onto the shaft.
  • Step 6: New key implementation – Adjust the nut to secure and rotate the rotor against the clockwise side simultaneously. Tighten the nut a quarter after fitting and add a new bolt.
  • Step 7: Dispose the hub and substitute it. Some cars have permanently sealed front wheel covers. In a socket with the recessed wheel-bearing is fixed to the rotor.
  • Step 8: If necessary, remove the pin. When the bearing is pushed to the axle, the axle from the car is recommended, and the axle and wheel bearing is taken to the locally-pushed repair center. They have advanced instruments to detach the old bearing and operate the new bearing.


  • Step 1: Advance brake disk and caliper. After the new coil is mounted, the ratchet with the corresponding coilings can be returned to the vehicle by using the rotor and brake caliper.
  • Step 2: Fix the tire. Replace the axle and hold the tire lug nuts by hand. Remove the safety stands and cover the vehicle with a floor jacket. Lower the car slowly until the tires hit the floor only.
  • Step 3: Fulfill the installation. To secure the nuts to the requirements of the fabricator, use a torque wrench. Remove the jack from the ground and lower the vehicle completely.