PFI Front Wheel Hub Bearing PHU3300 Mitsubishi Grandis And Lancer

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PFI Front Wheel Hub Bearing PHU3300 Mitsubishi Grandis And Lancer

Inner diameter:27mm

Outer diameter:139mm

Height:74.5mm

Diameter between holes:114.3mm

Flange offset:38.5mm

Weight:3.1Kg

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A wheel hub bearing, also known simply as a wheel bearing, is a critical component of a vehicle’s suspension system that enables the smooth rotation of the wheels. It is housed within the wheel hub assembly and supports the weight of the vehicle while allowing the wheels to spin freely with minimal friction.

Components of a Wheel Hub Bearing:

  1. Inner and Outer Races:
    • The wheel hub bearing consists of inner and outer races, which are rings that contain the bearing balls or rollers. The inner race is typically mounted on the axle shaft or spindle, while the outer race is housed within the wheel hub assembly.
  2. Bearing Balls or Rollers:
    • The inner and outer races contain precision-ground steel balls or rollers arranged in a circular pattern. These rolling elements reduce friction between the inner and outer races, allowing smooth rotation of the wheel.
  3. Seals or Shields:
    • Wheel hub bearings often feature seals or shields to protect the rolling elements from contamination by dirt, moisture, and debris. These seals help maintain lubrication and prevent premature wear or damage to the bearing components.
  4. Lubrication:
    • Lubricating grease or oil is applied to the wheel hub bearing to reduce friction and wear between the rolling elements and races. Proper lubrication ensures smooth operation and extends the lifespan of the bearing assembly.

Benefits;

  • Smooth Wheel Rotation:
    • Wheel hub bearings facilitate smooth and frictionless rotation of the wheels. They reduce friction between the wheel hub and the axle shaft, allowing the wheels to spin freely with minimal resistance. This ensures efficient vehicle operation and optimized fuel efficiency.
  • Enhanced Steering Response:
    • Well-functioning wheel hub bearings contribute to responsive steering and handling characteristics. By facilitating smooth wheel rotation, wheel hub bearings help transmit steering inputs from the steering system to the wheels accurately and promptly. This improves steering response, maneuverability, and driver control, especially during cornering and evasive maneuvers.
  • Reduced Rolling Resistance:
    • Wheel hub bearings minimize rolling resistance by ensuring smooth rotation of the wheels. This reduces the amount of energy required to propel the vehicle forward, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. Lower rolling resistance also contributes to a quieter and smoother ride quality for occupants.
  • Improved Vehicle Stability:
    • Properly functioning wheel hub bearings play a crucial role in maintaining vehicle stability and control. They support the weight of the vehicle and ensure consistent and predictable wheel movement during straight-line driving, cornering, and braking maneuvers. This enhances overall vehicle stability, reduces the risk of loss of control incidents, and promotes safer driving conditions.
  • Optimized Braking Performance:
    • Wheel hub bearings contribute to optimized braking performance by ensuring smooth and consistent wheel movement during braking. Properly functioning wheel hub bearings help maintain even brake pad contact with the brake rotors, promoting balanced braking forces across all wheels. This improves braking efficiency, reduces stopping distances, and enhances driver confidence in emergency braking situations.
  • Long-lasting Component Life:
    • High-quality wheel hub bearings are designed for durability and longevity, even under demanding driving conditions. By minimizing friction and wear between rotating components, wheel hub bearings help protect critical suspension and drivetrain components from premature wear and damage. This extends the lifespan of wheel hubs, axles, CV joints, and other related parts, reducing maintenance costs and enhancing vehicle reliability.
  • Quieter Operation:
    • Well-maintained wheel hub bearings contribute to a quieter and more comfortable driving experience. By reducing friction and vibration, wheel hub bearings help minimize noise, humming, and vibration transmitted from the wheels to the vehicle chassis. This results in a quieter cabin environment, reduced driver fatigue, and enhanced passenger comfort on long journeys.
  • Enhanced Safety:
    • Wheel hub bearings play a crucial role in vehicle safety by ensuring reliable wheel movement and stability. By supporting the weight of the vehicle and minimizing friction, wheel hub bearings help prevent wheel wobble, vibration, or play, reducing the risk of accidents or loss of control incidents. Properly functioning wheel hub bearings are essential for maintaining safe driving conditions and maximizing vehicle safety.

Signs of a worn out wheel hub bearing;

  • Abnormal Noise:
    • One of the most common signs of a worn-out wheel hub bearing is a growling, humming, or grinding noise coming from the vicinity of the affected wheel. The noise may increase with vehicle speed and may change in intensity when turning, indicating a problem with the bearing.
  • Wheel Vibration or Wobble:
    • A worn-out wheel hub bearing can cause vibrations or wobbling sensations felt through the steering wheel or vehicle chassis, particularly at higher speeds. This vibration may become more pronounced as the bearing deteriorates further and can affect the vehicle’s stability and handling.
  • Loose or Wobbly Wheel:
    • A severely worn or damaged wheel hub bearing can cause the affected wheel to feel loose or wobbly when lifted off the ground or when rocking the wheel back and forth by hand. This indicates excessive play in the bearing assembly and requires immediate attention to prevent further damage or safety hazards.
  • ABS Brake System Warning Light:
    • In vehicles equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), a malfunctioning wheel hub bearing can trigger the ABS warning light on the dashboard. This occurs when the ABS sensor mounted near the wheel hub bearing detects irregular wheel speed or movement caused by a failing bearing.
  • Uneven Tire Wear:
    • A worn-out wheel hub bearing can lead to uneven tire wear, especially on the tire adjacent to the affected wheel. As the bearing wears, it may allow the wheel to tilt slightly, resulting in irregular tire wear patterns such as scalloping or cupping on the tire tread.
  • Excessive Heat:
    • A failing wheel hub bearing may generate excessive heat due to increased friction and resistance within the bearing assembly. This heat buildup can cause the bearing to expand and may lead to premature failure, resulting in further damage to the surrounding components.
  • Visible Damage or Play:
    • In some cases, a visual inspection of the wheel hub bearing assembly may reveal signs of damage, such as rust, corrosion, or visible play in the bearing components. Any visible damage or looseness in the bearing assembly indicates a need for replacement to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Difficulty Steering or Maneuvering:
    • A worn-out wheel hub bearing can affect the vehicle’s steering response and maneuverability, making it more difficult to steer or control the vehicle, especially at higher speeds or during cornering. This can compromise driving safety and requires immediate attention to prevent accidents or loss of control.

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PFI Front Wheel Hub Bearing PHU3300 Mitsubishi Grandis And Lancer

PFI Front Wheel Hub Bearing PHU3300 Mitsubishi Grandis And Lancer

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