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D44 Hubs leak. any fixes?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by toy4x4runner, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. toy4x4runner

    toy4x4runner 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running some Mile marker SS hubs up front. I just took them out and yes they're leaking water in. How do I keep them from doing that? RTV the bolts and O ring? What do you guys do?
     
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    what torque should the bearing nut be at? I torqued it to 50lb/ft, but the bearings/races were all brand-new. So Now I have about 10K miles on them what should they be torqued to? 40?
     
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    I figured this would be a common problem with people. ???
     
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    I run the Mile marker SS hubs and have NEVER had a problem, period. I used a very thin layer of RTV on the gaskets and bolts.
     
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    my guess is that more water is coming in from the other end. i wouldn't be surprised if the seal over your inner bearing was shot.
     
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    the seal for the axle shaft through spindle is new also. I only have water inbetween the hub body and hub cover. It's not getting into the wheel bearings.
     

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