CENTER BEARING / PROPELLOR SHAFT / MDM0096
The center bearing, also known as the center support bearing, is a component found in vehicles with a two-piece propeller shaft or drive shaft. Its purpose is to support the propeller shaft and help reduce vibrations and excessive movement. The propeller shaft transfers torque from the transmission or transfer case to the differential or axle assembly, allowing power to be transmitted to the wheels. In a two-piece propeller shaft, the center bearing is positioned between the two sections of the shaft to provide support and stability. The center bearing is typically mounted in a bracket or housing in the vehicle’s chassis or frame. It is positioned along the length of the propeller shaft, usually near the midpoint. The center bearing consists of an outer housing, an inner bearing, and a rubber or polyurethane mount that separates the two. The rubber or polyurethane mount helps absorb vibrations and reduce the transmission of noise and harshness into the vehicle’s cabin. The center bearing bears the weight of the propeller shaft and helps maintain alignment between the transmission and the differential. It prevents excessive movement, flexing, and vibration, ensuring smooth operation and minimizing stress on other drivetrain components. Over time, the center bearing can wear out due to constant use, exposure to road debris, and the effects of heat and vibration. A worn or failed center bearing may cause driveline vibrations, clunking noises during acceleration or deceleration, or excessive movement in the propeller shaft .If the center bearing shows signs of wear or failure, it should be replaced. Replacement typically involves removing the propeller shaft, disassembling the center bearing assembly, and installing a new center bearing and mount. It’s important to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions or consult a qualified mechanic for the proper replacement procedure. Regular inspection of the center bearing and propeller shaft is recommended during routine vehicle maintenance. This allows for early detection of any issues and helps ensure the proper functioning of the drivetrain system.
- Other Names: Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing, Center Mount Aluminum 261020
- Sold In Quantity:1
- BRAND : MEYLE
- SUITABLE FOR BMW MODELS