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How to Install and Replace the Wheel Center Dust Cap

When it comes to protecting your wheels from debris, the wheel bearing dust cap is a crucial component. The dust cap prevents water and other debris from entering the wheel bearing. Wheel bearing dust caps are available in a variety of materials, and they can be purchased from various vendors. These dust caps are constructed from high quality materials and are designed to provide years of service. Here's how to properly install and replace your wheel center Dust Cap.
Prevents dust, water, and other debris from getting inside your wheel bearing
The dust cap, which is also known as a grease or center cap, fits snugly over your wheel's center bore to protect your hub from environmental contaminants. Because the wheel bearing is very sensitive to contaminants, dust, water, and other debris will reduce the effectiveness of the wheel. A dust cap will also form a seal and prevent the environment from getting inside.
The dust cap is not difficult to remove. Unlike a hub cover, it does not have a lip to pry under it. To remove it, simply insert a plastic mallet into the hole on the bearing protector. Do not use a hammer to force the cap off. It might break or leave ridges, which could damage the hub.
Replace a failed wheel bearing dust cap
You may be wondering if you can replace a failed wheel bearing dust cap instead of a whole wheel hub. Well, you can. Here are a few tips to do it properly. First of all, you need to make sure that you have the right wheel bearing dust cap and that you have removed the inner and outer seal. Once you have done this, you can replace the entire wheel bearing. Now, you will be able to drive your vehicle without any problems.
First of all, you need to know how to identify a failed wheel bearing. It's fairly easy to spot a bad wheel bearing because of its noise. You'll hear a grinding sound, which is usually muffled by road noise. The sound is caused by metal-on-metal rubbing from the faulty wheel bearings scraping against the wheel hub and housing. Sometimes, you can even hear a grinding noise on your steering wheel.
Dorman wheel bearing dust caps
These wheel bearing dust caps are manufactured using quality materials for long-lasting service. You can find the correct dust cap for your vehicle's wheels at the location listed below. However, before ordering, be sure to check the availability of the item in your area. In addition, these wheel bearing dust caps are designed to perfectly match the original part on the specified vehicle.