Seals are a key component of the wheel-bearing system.
In a recent Schaeffler webinar, ASE-certified technician Roger Gillette talked about why it’s important to set the proper clearance and play during installation of wheel bearings.
Prior to the introduction of compact wheel-bearing units, wheel bearings were serviceable and had to be removed, cleaned, inspected and repacked with wheel-bearing grease every few years.
Most automotive wheel bearings are one of two basic designs: ball bearings or tapered roller bearings. Each type of bearing has pros and cons, depending on the application.
Wheel bearings might not be the sexiest part of a vehicle, but that shouldn’t diminish the Herculean role these safety-critical components play in the vehicle’s chassis system.
The German manufacturer of transmission, engine and chassis systems had nearly 11,000 square feet of exhibition space at Automechanika Frankfurt, with a focus on the trade show’s overall theme, “Tomorrow’s Service und Mobility.”