There are many items to be aware of when changing the bearings
of a truck. Always refer to the service manual and follow
the manufacturer’s recommendations prior to servicing your heavy
For the purpose of providing a level of guidance to change the wheel bearings
there are publications put out by the Technology & Maintenance Council.
The most common document, RP 618, provides the procedural
guidelines for setting wheel end clearance. This document explains
in detail all the different parts involved, along with detailed procedures
required to obtain the optimal wheel clearance of .001” to .005”.
Below is a link to the Technology & Maintenance website that will
provide you with detailed information to change wheel bearings
as well as many other maintenance procedures. These are good resources
and should be used as guidelines whenever you are servicing your heavy
The Technology and Maintenance Council website address is listed below.
The Technology and Maintenance Council website address leading to RP618
is listed below.
For additional technical help call Tyson Dziob at 877-878-9766 (877-87-TYSON).
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