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having problems with new bearings & hub assembly

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by savagek5diesel, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, my front left wheel bearing took a digger, i got a new spindle and new bearing and what not, when i got it all put back together there was still a bit of play with the hub housing/rotor. can anybody give me an a quick walkthrough guide to what i might have missed?
     
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    sure to torque down the 2 nuts? sure installed the new races properly? Got the 2 snap rings in?
     
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    There is suppost to be some play (like 0.001 or something). The spec is torque the inner nut to 50ft-lb, back it off, retorque to 35ft-lbs, back it off 1/4 turn. When you do this it will be somewhat loose which gives the specified play.

    All I know for sure is I once had my wheel bearings too tight and they self destructed within 100 miles.
     
  4. savagek5diesel

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    what snap rings? the only one i know about it the one for the auto lock hub.
     
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    i think i figured out the problem.... there's an inner spindle bearing, a bearing that goes inside the back of the hub housing, and a third one that goes behind the hub nuts??? is this correct?
     
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    1 spindle bearing, 1 spindle seal, 1 spindle bevel washer

    1 inner wheel bearing & race, 1 inner wheel bearing seal

    1 outer wheel bearing & race

    If you put a large inner wheel bearing on a small bearing spindle, you'll get lots of slop. Remeber that the spindles come in two sizes (large and small).
     
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    perfect, the zone didn't give me the inner bearing but they gave me the seal for it. thanks a million.
     
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    all fixed now thanks guys.
     

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