Wheel bearings are a common thing to fail on modern cars, including the Nissan Qashqai, because of the pressure exerted on the wheel bearings?
Your front wheel bearings are located inside the front hubs . Thus, of your car coming in pairs, there is an inner bearing and an outer bearing . Of course, that are located inside your front hubs. Where the wheel fits onto. The wheel bearings need much lubrication . So are packed with special grease.
The job of the bearings is to allow the cars wheels to turn freely. Of course, the Ball Bearings support a thrust load and a radial load. Consequently,the thrust load comes from the weight of the car . Also, the radial load comes from the forces that are applied to your when cornering. Bearings sometimes come separate .Having to be pushed out and the new ones pressed in by a hydraulic press. Subsequently, many come as a complete hub unit with the bearings already assembled. Of course,as in the case of this Nissan Qashqai.
As a result, the usual complaint about noisy bearings . Is that the customer can hear a whirring noise from the front or back of the car. Naturally,the cause is usually because some dirt or grit has entered the bearing and mixed with the special grease that is supposed to protect the bearings in the first place. Ryan Linton took the car for a test drive and soon recognized the problem on the Nissan Qashqai to be the wheel bearings.
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The customer booked the car in for the wheel bearings to be changed.
The week later the customer left the car with us and Ryan changed the complete hub with the bearings included. Wheel bearings are a common thing to fail on modern cars, including the Nissan Qashqai, because of the pressure exerted on the wheel bearings due to the heavier cars and extra low profile tyres and wheels all adding extra pressure to the bearings, both front and rear. Apart from being noisy the bearings can have play in them which is also an MOT failure here in the UK.
Using new Nissan Parts the Nissan Qashqai was completed and road tested and the noise was cured for a happy customer.