How to Install Car Bearings : A Step-by-Step Guide


If you have car and you are facing voicing like grinding home atta chakki from backside, it means, your car back wheel's bearings have dead. So, you need to install new. This tutorial will help to install car bearings yourself and save your cost. if you take the service of car mechanic, he will take Rs. 300 for this service, you can save same money by learn this tutorial. Second, it will help to drive safe your car. 

Tools and Materials You'll Need:

  1. Car jack and jack stands
  2. Lug wrench or socket set
  3. Wheel chocks
  4. Wheel bearing kit (includes bearings ( New bearing cost will be Rs. 400 give your car model, car assesseries shop will give , seals, and grease) 
  5. Bearing race driver set
  6. Hammer
  7. Pliers
  8. Screwdrivers
  9. Torque wrench
  10. Grease gun
  11. Brake cleaner
  12. New cotter pin

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Safety First: Off you car by switch off the car with key. Keep your car in parking. 

2. Lift the Car: Use a car jack to lift the vehicle off the ground, and secure it with jack stands. Ensure the vehicle is stable before proceeding.

3. Remove the Wheel: Use a lug wrench or socket set to remove the wheel that requires bearing replacement. Place wheel chocks behind the other wheels to prevent the car from rolling.

4. Access the Bearings: After removing wheel and box circle type, in the center you see bearings. See this image. 

5. Remove the Old Bearings: Use pliers and a screwdriver to remove the cotter pin and castle nut securing the old bearings. Once removed, take out the outer bearing and carefully extract the inner bearing and bearing races.

6. Install New Bearings: Pack the new wheel bearings with high-temperature wheel bearing grease using a grease gun. Install the inner bearing and race, then place the outer race into the hub assembly.

7. Tighten Bearings: Tighten the castle nut to the manufacturer's specified torque using a torque wrench. This is typically done while rotating the wheel to seat the bearings properly.

8. Install Cotter Pin: Insert a new cotter pin through the castle nut and secure it in place, ensuring it aligns with the slot on the nut. Bend the ends of the cotter pin to prevent it from coming loose.

9. Reinstall Wheel: Put the wheel back on and hand-tighten the lug nuts. Then, lower the car to the ground and torque the lug nuts to the recommended specification in a crisscross pattern.

Test: Take the car for a short test drive to ensure everything is functioning correctly. Listen for any unusual noises.


Regular maintenance like wheel bearing replacement can extend the life of your vehicle and improve your safety on the road. By following these steps and taking your time, you can successfully install car bearings and keep your vehicle running smoothly.

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