Wortformen:(regular plural) bearing caps
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A bearing cap is a removable disk that prevents unwanted particles from entering into the place where the bearings are contained. ⇒ To replace main bearings, remove the bearing cap and take out the worn lower shell. ⇒ You should remove the main bearing cap and pull the oil seal out. ⇒ Some people call it a bearing cap, but its main purpose is to prevent dirt getting into the roller bearing.
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