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A device intended to reduce the friction between two metal components moving against each other. In particular, rotating components against their mounting.

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Rattling noise when accelerating in roundabouts

I have a 2007 Jaguar S-Type 2.7D version with the following problem: When I'm inside a roundabout (with the wheels steered to the left direction) and I'm accelerating (moderate to high) I hear a ...
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Are “satin” (non-shiny) wheel bearings okay?

I have inspected all four real wheel bearings. On one of them, both the rollers and outer race have a "seemingly perfect" mirror-like finish. The other three have a "flat-like-paint" or "satin" ...
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Eccentric locking collar

Ag equipment, in particular, tends to use bearings which have eccentric collars. There seem to be two types of brackets which mount them: a.) sheet metal flanges which pinch the outer race, and b.) ...
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Choosing replacement seals for trailer hubs?

How do you know what seal to use as a replacement for a trailer hub? When you replace the bearing it seems straightforward - the numbers on the existing bearing can be used to pick a new one. But ...
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Are a bearing and C-clip all you need to replace a from wheel bearing?

I need to double check this. My front wheel bearing is busted(by someone eles analysis) on a citroen picasso 2006. I have bought a bearing kit consisting of the bearing, a c clip and a nut. I will ...
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Remove and replace a wheel bearings without puller or press?

I'm a bit desperate here. Is there any way you can hammer out a wheel bearing and replace a new one without a press or puller. I am talking raw hammer to knock out and press back in with hammer and ...
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Servicing loose trailer hubs

I got a second hand trailer and in going over it noticed the wheel hubs are somewhat loose. Both wobble a bit when I jack the wheels off the ground, right being worse than left. I removed the left ...
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How can I detect bearing damage caused by oil?

After reading this question I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious? and Paulster2's reply: One of the issues with running a heavier weight oil is that your bearing clearances are set by the ...
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Hearing Rattling Noise When AC Engages

I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si and whenever I engage the Ac and have the car in neutral, I can hear a rattling noise, which seems to be coming from the gearbox. However, If I should depress the clutch ...
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Heating grease for immersion-greasing bearings: is it correct?

I have seen this many times, specially when trying to prolong clutch releasing bearings when no replacement is available. Bearings like those can't be easily re-greased, like tapper rollers for ...
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How to adjust differential's carrier bearings without any special tool

This differential unit comes with threaded adjusters for both carrier bearing. The car manual talks about using dial and torque gauges to adjust the bearings preload, but I don't have any of those ...
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Disintegrated differential bearing: can it be blamed for pinion clanking over the ring gear?

I guess so, but would like to hear other opinions: this car transmission (Fiat 126p) comes with the gearbox and differential in the same unit. When driving it, and more precisely when turning a corner ...
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Damaged bearing seal

I've damaged the crankshaft bearing seal while removing the crankshaft seal with a pick. See the pic, the worst part is the ~1 mm2 flap near the edge. What are the consequences of this and how can I ...
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Is there a hack to repairing a seized engine?

Last week I drove on the interstate for about 1 mile when my engine died. the oil light never came on but it was low on oil and a couple thousand miles overdue for an oil change. I had it towed to a ...
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Bottom End Knock

I'm looking to purchase an engine with a bottom end knock, with the assumption that I will be able to rebuild it with no previous experience, fitting aftermarket forged parts. These are my ...
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Replacing Nissan Qashqai 2L (2008) Bearing Kit - RE0F10A

I'm working on repairing the automatic transmission in a Nissan Qashqai 2008 (2L engine). Specifically, trying to replace the transmission bearing (RE0F10A) using this kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/...
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What are the long term consequences of not replacing the worn bearing in my A/C compressor?

Recently my car has developed some extra noise under the hood. My mechanic informed me that the bearing from the A/C compressor is bent (likely from a collision one year ago), causing it to wear, and ...
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What can cause a wheel to fall off/hub to break?

Recently my wheel came off as you can see in picture. I want to know what could be the various causes for this. Is it just that the wheel/lug nuts haven't been torqued down proplery or could it be ...
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Measuring crank and rod journals

Does anyone have any pointers for mic'ing main bearing and rod journals? My engine has all of the main caps cast as an integral part of the lower block so I can't see how I can reliably use ...
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Could one smaller tire on back be the cause for the rear wheel bearing to go out on a subaru outback?

I got a new tire after it was popped, and around 1 months later I got the other three tires replaced. All was fine the shop said, the tread on the one tire replaced a month earlier was fine. After ...
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Whirring/slight grinding noise on acceleration at high speed

Car is a Mk1 Golf with manual 5 speed and 1.8lt engine. When travelling at above 60kph and accelerating or cruising I've noticed a slight whirring, or grinding noise. It almost sounds like a tyre is ...
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Bearing features (2RS versus 2RSH)

I have done sufficient googling to discover that a -2RS bearing is one with two rubber seals. I haven't ascertained much beyond that. For an application currently using a 2RSH bearing, can I replace ...
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2001 f150 excessive spindle, bearing(inner and outer) and rotor wear

Since Jan 2017 I have paid the repair bills for replacement spindles, rotor's and bearing twice on each side. And the parts are not cheap. Is there something I'm doing wrong when replacing these parts....
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Connecting rod bearing

Just measured connecting rod bearing clearance with plastigage and found that the clearance is beyond the "allowable .022-.069mm (.00086-.0027inch)". How do I find out which type of rod bearings I ...
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On rebuilding an engine: can anyone define “free spinning the crankshaft”?

As I'm adding more parts to the engine I'm rebuilding, and reading its Haynes and other manuals, I get more confused with those parts that should let the crankshaft "free spinning", as said in the ...
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Oversize rod bearings question

I have a simple question that has been on my mind for a bit and I cant seem to find the answer. My question being: how do I know what size rod bearings to buy? I know that I have to use plastigage to ...
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Alternative to seal strips for crankshaft rear-end bearing cap/seal plate?

My engine uses a seal strip in the crankshaft's rear end bearing cap, which also holds the seal plate. But I don't have access to such seal strips...can I just use silicon gasket maker? Or wouldn't be ...
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Need to change Rod bearings…any tips?

Currently waiting on the rod bearings to arrive in the mail for my 2003 ford mustang. Im 17 and its my first time doing this, anyone have any tips? or is there any special way that I have to change ...
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Why do some axle repair bearings have two seals?

I installed axle repair bearings on my Ford 8.8 axle today. Everything I could find online said to install them seal side out. The ones I got however have two seals. Why would the axle repair bearing ...
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Hub bearing grease: regular or for cv joint?

The car I'm rebuilding uses this kind of bearing in the transmission axles hubs. Which grease should they use? Regular or the one for C.V. joints?
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Help to modify RWD trans-axle bearing design

My project car is RWD with trans-axles running inside independent housing sleeves, as in the diagram below. The problem I have is that each axle use only one weird, fat, double track, axial bearing :) ...
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Is a noisy alternator sign of imminent failure?

My Toyota Echo/Vitz/Platz/Yaris alternator is making a chirping sound at idle. It charges just fine at around 14v. It doesn't have a tensioner. (Tension is applied by moving the alternator and ...
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Back passenger rim heating up after tire change

Could a bad rim be the reason the back passenger rim on my 2000 VW Golf is heating up? I just put on my new winter tires which were put on OLD spare rims my mechanic had laying around. After the ...
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Squeeze some extra life out of radiator and condenser fans

Both my radiator and condenser fans are whining, high pitch and loud, presumably from the bearings although maybe something else is rubbing somewhere. They started around the same time, I think it ...
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Pranged bearing bracket on main driveshaft: can I drive the car?

My son took my wife's all-wheel CR-V down a rough road and bent one of the suspension brackets for the central drive shaft. The car was still movable, but made grinding noises as he drove the last few ...
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Throw out bearing, input shaft bearing, or drive shaft support bearing?

I have a '94 BMW 318is manual transmission. I hear a grinding/whirring noise while driving that sounds to me like a bad bearing. I typically hear it when I engage the clutch. The sounds is more ...
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bearing noise soon after tire replacement?

I had my tires (all four) replaced recently, and had an alignment done at the same time. Soon after I noticed a slight "warble" coming from one of the rear wheels. Update: I was in the waiting room ...
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What are crankshaft bearings and how are they different from camshaft end bearings?

I hope the answer is not too similar to this question. I have a basic understanding of the role a crankshaft plays in the internal combustion engine, which leads me to ask: Crankshaft Bearings What ...
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Driving on bad wheel bearing 04 F-150

Been hearing metal-on-metal like squeaking sounds from my front right wheel well for a couple of weeks. It started off almost negligible and now it's nearly continuous; although, I don't hear anything ...
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How can you change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press?

Is there a good way to change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press? Clearly it's better to do it the right way, which I'm doing (well, a mechanic is doing), but I was wondering if a ...
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Wheel bearing grease quantity

I own a Ford Ranger and want to know whether to pack extra grease in the hub, especially in the space between the inside bearing and the seal and within the spindle cap outside the outer bearing. I ...
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Can shaft journals ever lose lubing against bearings?

Having opened cylinder valve covers, I was observing how my camshaft is mounted onto the static bearings via journals (basically, parts of any shaft that rest against bearings) that completely wrap ...
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How can I tell which hub bearing is making a noise?

Some of the hub bearings are making a noise and sound ready for a change, however, the noise is more mechanical and is spread via the chassis, making it very difficult to understand where exactly it's ...
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Replacing hub bearing repeatedly - 2007 Jetta

I had my brake pads replaced at about 100k miles. I was hearing a noise that I thought was a bearing, and the mechanic came to the same conclusion, so I also had the bearing replaced. I drove the ...
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Is DIY bearing and hub for 4wd ok

I need to replace the bearing and hub for my 4runner (4wd). I have already replaced the rotor and brakes before. I believe this part replacement is basically the same (just one step further which ...
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What can cause a wheel new wheel bearing to fail after 2 weeks of use?

I replaced both front wheel bearings on my 2002 Chevy Cavalier about a year ago and again just 2 weeks ago. One of them has already gone out again. Is it possible that the bearing is just bad or is ...
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Honda 2005 CRV - tire noise or bearing noise?

I have a 2005 Honda CRV (RD7), with 190k km on the clock. Over the last 10000km or so, there's been a slight hum coming (I'm pretty sure) from the rear, and sloooowly getting worse. The specifics of ...
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What wheel bearings in this trailer?

I purchased this old (1979) trailer. I need to get new bearings in, but have no idea the size. How do I define what size/type bearings would be used? The tires are 12 inch.
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2001 F150 4.6L 2WD front wheel bearing replacement

My front right wheel was roaring over 55 mph. When spinning the wheel by hand it made a purring sound. I pulled it apart. The inner bearing looked normal. The outer bearing was rusty (grease had ...
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How much grease when packing wheel bearings? [duplicate]

My Kia failed its annual safety inspection so I'm going to be replacing the front wheel bearings (both front wheels have top-to-bottom play when up on the lift). Some people say you should only use ...