Wheels are usually mounted on the wheel hub. They prevent friction between the car body and the wheel. In a vehicles suspension, the hub is a central component. It holds the shock and oil assembly together. The hub also holds the upper and lower control arms together. The caliper and brake rotor are located in the hub which holds the wheel in place. Faulty hubs are dangerous and could lead to the wheel separating from the vehicle. A number of tests can be carried out to know when your wheel hub is going bad.
Next, make damn sure you followed the instructions in the links above and mark the direction of rotation somewhere on your wheel! Then, match it with the rotation arrow on your tire! It would really suck if you went through the motions of putting on the new tire only to find you put it with the thread pattern on backwards! I triple-checked this step.
Small flashlight, notebook, resource or reference book, mechanics mirror, pen or pencil, cordless or corded droplight, baldosas hidraulicas and jack-stands, coveralls, rags, brass wire brush, brake cleaner, yellow or white colored grease pencil, digital camera or camcorder.
Take photos of your car ahead of a visit to the garage. Most shops won’t damage your vehicle, but you never know. Because of this, it is advisable to get proof of what you vehicle looked like before it goes to the shop, just in case.
However, discoloration does not affect the performance of your exhaust headers. They still work just the same on the inside no matter how they look on the outside. It just depends on your level of OCD.
It’s a no-brainer to have the rotors and drums turned on every brake pad change. It’s usually $10 per item, and will make the hardware last much longer. A new rotor averages about $50 – $90. Do the math.
Plastic non-marring tools- These types of tools allow you to pry and leverage parts that would normally be damaged by metal tools such as screwdrivers. You commonly use these on the interior of your vehicle, such as when removing an interior door panel.
Once the truck is centered either put on new u bolts or reuse your old ones depending on your situation. Reinstall your lower shock bolt and tighten all u bolts and shock bolts.