How often should front wheel bearings be repacked?
every 30,000 miles
Most automotive manufacturers agree that wheel bearing repacking and cleaning should be completed every 30,000 miles or once every other year. The reason for this is that eventually grease loses a lot of its lubricity due to age and heat.
Should there be any play in front wheel bearings?
As a rule, there should be no play on most FWD cars, but up to . 010 inch of play in the front bearings may be acceptable on RWD cars and trucks with adjustable bearings. In any event, loose wheel bearings should not be adjusted until the bearings have been removed and inspected for possible damage.
How much does it cost to repack front wheel bearings?
In a car, it will cost between $100 and $400 on average to have your bearings checked, repacked, or changed professionally (depending on your location and mechanic). Some servicers will provide these optionally during break tune-ups; others do not.
Where are the bearings on a bicycle located?
The wheel bearings sit between a cone screwed to the wheel axle and the cup in the wheel hub. They must be properly adjusted and greased.
Can You repack your bicycle hub bearings too often?
You can never repack your hub bearings too often. If you are making the smart conversion to a “loose-ball” setup, skip this step and proceed from there. For those who wish to, or have no other alternative but to re-use the original bearing cages, continue from this step:
What’s the best way to grease bicycle bearings?
Make sure the bearing cones are properly torqued down on both sides. The bearings should be loose enough to allow the wheel to spin smoothly and easily, but tight enough so that there is no side-to-side play when the wheel is reinstalled; grasp the fork or frame and push the wheel sideways with your thumb to check. Thanks!
Can You rebuild a bike wheel with bearings?
You cannot do this with the wheel on the bike. If you have the tools; cone wrenches and such, then a wheel rebuild is both easy and cheap. The best-grade #25 bearings are inexpensive. If the cones are shot it’s a different story. Time? My police patrol bike, with well over 3000 miles, still feels perfect.