Schaeffler demonstrates Fiesta wheel bearing installation
Schaeffler’s REPXPERT workshop support programme continues to improve, with a new video for front and rear wheel bearing replacement on a 2012 Ford Fiesta.
This is just the latest of many new additions to the market leading portal for professional workshop technicians. The video can be viewed here.
Education is a central theme throughout the REPXPERT site, with the online training section providing a huge library of installation videos from the REPXPERT technical team. Many of Schaeffler’s renowned ‘Belt and Clutch Academy’ clinics are viewable with Schaeffler technical manager, Alistair Mason providing the helpful voice over on the growing number of installation videos.
The front wheel requires a press to remove the Generation 1 type wheel bearing before inserting the new unit into the hub assembly, and features an ABS encoder ring incorporated into the bearing.
In contrast, the rear wheel bearing is a Generation 3 hub unit, which is a complete bolt-on module incorporating the mounting plate, bearing, wheel flange & ABS encoder.
“With around two million Ford Fiesta and Ka models that use these bearings on UK and Irish roads, this should be a popular repair for any independent workshop, so this additional resource to the REPXPERT portal provides another really useful video for mechanics,” said marketing & digital media executive, Tony Yates.
“It is worth reinforcing the message that everything on the REPXPERT site is completely free, with mechanics just needing to enter their workshop details and to then validate their registration after receiving a confirmation email. They will then become a REPXPERT member, with all the privileges and opportunities this provides.”