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Sealed Type Wheel Bearing

During manufacturing, a sealed type wheel bearing is lubricated for life and will not require routine maintenance during its lifetime.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Wheels may make a growling, groaning, or rumbling sound at speeds above 15 mph or when turning

Related Repair Advice

  • Due to the vehicle weight transfer when turning, bearing noise noted when turning right commonly indicates a failed left wheel bearing (and vise versa)
  • Wheel bearings need to be replaced if they are found to be worn or loose during related repairs or inspections
  • Noisy tires can sound similar to a failing wheel bearing
  • All related wheel bearings seals should also be replaced during bearing service

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