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National Wheel Bearing

Part No. A-5 Warranty Details  

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Designed to provide enhanced endurance and maximum contamination exclusion while ensuring proper fit, form and function.
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Bearing Type:Tapered Combo
Cone Part Number:LM48548
Cup Part Number:LM48510
Inner Diameter:1.375 in
Outer Diameter:2.5625 in
Outside Diameter:2.5625 in
Width:0.71 in

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NationalWheel Bearing
 
2.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (5)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (7)
  • Replacement (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (4), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's indeed a bearing.

The name for this item needs fixed, as others have pointed out. It is an A-5 bearing and includes the outer race (red part of the cutaway picture).

Each...Read complete review

The name for this item needs fixed, as others have pointed out. It is an A-5 bearing and includes the outer race (red part of the cutaway picture).

Each came sealed in plastic in a box.

I used these while replacing all the front pads, rotor-hubs, bearings, and seals on a 1997 Ford Explorer (RWD). The A-5 bearings matched up with the dimensions on the old ones. Packing these bearings by hand was easy. The new rotor-hubs had races already installed, so I didn't need the ones that came with these bearings.

Only four stars because the item name on the site needs fixing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

careful, this is labeled wrong.

This is not a seal. This part is the outer bearing. It is labeled incorrectly. Even in the customer service reps computers it is labeled as a seal. It is nothing of the...Read complete review

This is not a seal. This part is the outer bearing. It is labeled incorrectly. Even in the customer service reps computers it is labeled as a seal. It is nothing of the sort. Tried to contact main management about it. They insist it is a seal. Pick up the box and open it. See for yourself.

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(11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Product

By 

from New Port Richey, FL

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

    Product was very easy to install

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    (47 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Do in sets

    By 

    from Coatesville PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

      Easy to install order inner, outer and seal together. remember a few sets of latex gloves for greasing the bearing

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      (46 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good quality

      By 

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

        Seems like a good OE replacement. Didn't use races as they were already installed in my new rotor.

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        (45 of 87 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It's indeed a bearing.

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        from Colorado Springs, CO

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        Level 3

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

            The name for this item needs fixed, as others have pointed out. It is an A-5 bearing and includes the outer race (red part of the cutaway picture).

            Each came sealed in plastic in a box.

            I used these while replacing all the front pads, rotor-hubs, bearings, and seals on a 1997 Ford Explorer (RWD). The A-5 bearings matched up with the dimensions on the old ones. Packing these bearings by hand was easy. The new rotor-hubs had races already installed, so I didn't need the ones that came with these bearings.

            Only four stars because the item name on the site needs fixing.

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            (40 of 85 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            NOT A SEAL

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            from Nowhere, NC

            Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

            This is not a seal, you get a bearing instead. Why hasn't this error been fixed yet?

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            (40 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            This is not a seal. It's a bearing.

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            from Colo Springs

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            Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

            Is listed wrong. This is a bearing. Had to change

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            (47 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            WRONG PART ADVERTISED

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            from New York

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            Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

            You will recieve a bearing, NOT a seal!!!

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            (46 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            careful, this is labeled wrong.

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            from norfolk, va

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

                This is not a seal. This part is the outer bearing. It is labeled incorrectly. Even in the customer service reps computers it is labeled as a seal. It is nothing of the sort. Tried to contact main management about it. They insist it is a seal. Pick up the box and open it. See for yourself.

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                (48 of 95 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                part not as listed

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                from Pooler, Ga

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                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

                  Part is listed as a seal, but was a bearing assy when i went to pick it up. I have had bad parts on 4 different times from your store. I am no longer a customer because it has cost me about $400.00 in the last 4 months to redo repairs due to bad parts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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                  (40 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good value

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                  from Plainfield il.

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about National Wheel Bearing:

                    Product does what is intended to do. Good Value.

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                    • Q:

                      Ok, since I do not have a 4 X 4 your site tells me this one is the one I need. Now it requires an inner and an outer bearing, this must be just the inner, where would I find the outer? You seem to be talking about the axle seals on your answers and this is the wheel bearing the questions are about, not the axle seal. I have a 1989 Chev C1500 two wheel drive with a 4.3L. The bearing I need is the front left with inner and outer bearings and races. Are the outer ones the same price as this one is? Since you do not show any outer bearings for this application.
                      Thank you
                      Asked on 1/2/2016 by none-donthaveone

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi None-donthaveone, glad to help you! The exact front inner bearing for your 1989 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L is National Wheel Bearing (Part No. A-5) and an exact front outer bearing is National Wheel Bearing (Part No. A-3). Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

                        Answered on 1/4/2016 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is this part for a 1972 ford f100 rear axle model WDM-AC 9 inch differential.

                      does this part come with the axle seal in addition to the bearing?
                      Asked on 11/7/2013 by dc

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                        A:

                        Hi Dc, this National Wheel Bearing - part# A-5 is for front inner and is an exact fit for your 1972 Ford F-100 Pickup. Unfortunately this National Wheel Bearing does not include axle seal with it.

                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      As asked before, is this a qty of 2 or one? I did an online chat and was told qty 1 and the site lists a qty of 2?
                      Asked on 7/28/2013 by hilljack13 from Germany

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                        A:

                        Sorry for the confusion caused. This National Wheel Bearing - part# A-5 is sold individually. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 7/28/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I would first like to point out as other customers already have that this is not an oil seal, but a wheel bearing. I am currently working on the 7.5" rear end of a 1999 Ford mustang V6. Your site lists this bearing National Wheel Bearing A-5 along with National Wheel Bearing A-6, Driveworks Taper Bearing Set S-A-5 and Driveworks Taper Bearing Set S-A-6 as differential carrier bearings. Are any of these actually the bearing I need for the differential carrier, or is the only way to get the bearing in one of the differential kits?
                      Asked on 3/19/2013 by Jon from PA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry, the National Wheel Bearing - A-5, National Wheel Bearing - A-6, Driveworks Taper Bearing Set - S-A-5 and Driveworks Taper Bearing Set S-A-6 are all wheel bearings for your 1999 Ford Mustang. Right now we are unable to locate the exact differential carrier bearing for your vehicle online. However, if you could please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 3/20/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      does not look like a seal
                      Asked on 5/30/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This National Oil Seal - Part No. A-5 is a axle shaft bearing seal.

                        Answered on 5/31/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      ok i feel like an idiot what is the name of the seal on back of trans
                      Asked on 4/4/2012 by benji from evansville in

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The rear transmission seal is located between the transmission housing and the transmission extension. I assume this is the seal you are referring to. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 4/5/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is this just one bearing or two? What do I need to purchase to do the inner and outer bearings for both passenger and driver side on 1999 tacoma 2wd?
                      Asked on 3/27/2012 by Jo from Ashland, KY

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This National Oil Seal with Part No. A-5 is a set of 2 outer bearings. You will be need another set of 2 for the inner bearings. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 3/30/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      The Haynes manual says that the hub and bearing are replaced as a unit, yet you are listing individual bearings for the "wheel bearing - front" application for my 2002 Ford Mustang. I believe the previous question was a valid one that went unanswered by you. Obviously, if the repair manual is stating that the hub/bearing is replaced as a unit, they would tell you NOTHING about how the bearings are installed in the hub. Since you are selling the bearings individually, it would be helpful if you could give some information on the specific application for the bearings if not also information on how to install them in the hub. I realize that you are trying to sell service manuals also, but I already bought one, and it isn't helpful on this matter.
                      Asked on 10/13/2011 by Frustrated Mechanic from Cleveland, Ohio

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The previous question's answer is - Yes, you will have to remove the old seal and place a new one. You can softly hammer the seal to fit perfectly. Wheel bearing & Hub - The usual signs of worn wheel bearings are rumbling noises coming from the wheels. If the failure is confined to the bearings themselves, you can replace just the bearings and outer race. Or, if the only problem is an oil leak with no play, grinding, squeaking or other problems coming from the hub, you can just replace the axle seal. Though you can replace the parts individually, you can also replace the Hub and wheel bearing at the same time as per requirement.

                        Answered on 10/17/2011 by Auto Part-er Andy from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Do you press off the old bearing and press on the new one
                      Asked on 11/20/2010 by Al from lynn ,Ma

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things.

                        Answered on 11/22/2010 by Anonymous
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