• Complete replacement wheel bearing and hub assembly for front or rear fitment • Signs of failure include squeeking, grinding, vibration, or excessive play from the wheel bearing • Installs as seamlessly as factory part: SKF is an OEM parts supplier
Your Tesla is designed to last for years and years - but even the most stalwart of engineering marvels will require a repair now and again. Wheel bearings, tasked with carrying the weight of your Model S or Model X day in and day out, along with significant lateral loads during cornering, are a wearing component, albeit one that frequently will last a long time.
When it's time to replace a wheel bearing, consider SKF as your brand of choice: it is a proven quantity as an OEM parts supplier for many automakers.
Diagnosing a Bad Wheel Bearing
A big sign of failure includes slop in the wheel: jack up your car, grab the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock - is there movement? Repeat at 12 and 6 o'clock. If there's movement (and your ball joints and bushings are tight), you've found your culprit. Additional, a frequent sign of failure include squeaking or grinding coming from the faulty bearing, usually excentuated by loading of the bearing during turns in the opposite direction. A failing wheel bearing may simply no longer spin smoothly, oftentimes mimicing a seized brake caliper to various degrees.
Bear in mind there's no single faliure symptom for wheel bearings. If you're in doubt, speak with your mechanic.
Tesla OEM part number reference: 1027170-00-B 102717000B