Dial Indicator Assembly and User Instructions

STEMCO has a rich history of engineering and manufacturing products designed specifically for the commercial vehicle industry. Our dial indicator assembly kit allows fleets to precisely verify end play to prevent premature wheel end component failure and increase seal and bearing life.

The purpose of this tech tip is to inform customers of proper user instructions for our dial indicator assembly kit. We will be referencing the following STEMCO PDF:

Dial Indicator Assembly and User Instructions

Dial Indicator Components

The following pieces are included in the Dial Indicator Assembly Kit:

  • Magnetic Base and Stand
  • Cross Bar and Slider with Thumbscrew
  • Dial indicator gauge

Dial Indicator Assembly


Attach the stand to the magnetic base by threading the set nut onto the stand as far as it will go (do not tighten). Insert the stand into the magnetic base and hand tighten. Tighten the set nut against the base.


Attach the cross bar and slider to the base, and tighten thumbscrew to hold cross bar in place.


Using the gauge attachment screw, attach the dial Indicator gauge to the cross bar.

Mounting the Dial Indicator on the Wheel End

The STEMCO Dial Indicator can be mounted to the wheel end in two ways:

  • Attach it to the spindle end using the magnetic base.
  • Attach to the spindle end by removing the base and screwing the threaded shaft into the hubcap mounting holes.

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