Back To Basics: Taking car of tapered bearings

It’s especially easy to take those little routine tasks for granted after a while, isn’t it? How much thought, really, do you apply to the task at hand when performing a job that you’ve done a hundred times over? It is that exact same repetition that leads to taking shortcuts that, in turn, impacts the quality of the repairs we make. Shortcuts that are unintentional for the most part, but shortcuts nonetheless. And when it does finally come back to bite us on the backside, its human nature to blame the part for the early failure. While on occasion we get a ticket specifying a bearing problem, I think it more typical that we end up dealing with the bearings as part of another routine service, the front axle brake overhaul. Does this sound familiar? Read more
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