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more frustraded then a one legged man watching a donut roll down a hill!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    so friday night as i was driving home i noticed my wheel wobbling, didnt think much of it.
    When i got home i noticed my wheel was about to fall off!?!?!
    So Ofcourse i pull the wheel, knock the cap off, disasemble the hub, relace the studs.

    HERE IS WHERE I GET FRUSTRATED

    bearing, goes fine, retainer ring, goes fine, first nut, better then sex, washer, great fit, second nutt, i feel better now, spring tight, just like i wanted, gear uh oh
    gear is a bi**h finally get it in there, but not far enough, cant get the clip back on far enough to hit second groove
    many many times i try
    many many times i fail
    i give up
    waht am i doing wrong /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Keep trying. The same thing happened to me, and after 3 nights of playing with it, measuring to make sure eveything was assembled correctly, thinking, hemming and hawing, I decided to try 1 more time before calling Warn. The thing slid right on. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font>
     
  3. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    try pulling the axleshaft out a little bit with some pliers or something. my buddy had the same problem on his Ford, then found out the axle shaft will slide back and forth about 1/2 an inch or so. went on smooth after that.
     
  4. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    try pulling the axleshaft out a little bit with some pliers or something. my buddy had the same problem on his Ford, then found out the axle shaft will slide back and forth about 1/2 an inch or so. went on smooth after that.

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    I second that!! My Dana 60 is the same way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You mean I might have actually gotten something right for once? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif God I love this site. It has given me so much, time to give a return on it.
     
  6. purple76pearl

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    many many tries and no luck
    ok here is the steps i have taken many many times
    slid rotor back on
    slid bearing and keeper back in all the way
    tighented first nut up snug, spun rotor
    put washer back in
    second nutt tight, spun rotor re checked tightness
    slid in spring and gear
    pulled shaft out
    still not out far enough to get clip on second groove
    im trying to be patient but its not working
    am i over looking something
    bearings go tapered in towards inside right
    im not going to give up butt ehre had to be something im over looking /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  7. BowtieGuy3

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    There's only 2 things I could suggest...
    1- try tightening the rotor up a bit more to seat the inner bearing a bit then back it off and try,
    or
    2- maybe check to see if any of the washers have a locating tab that might have been reversed during the process.

    Those are about the only things I can think of off hand.
    Hope it helps...
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  8. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Did you take the spindle off? If you did there is a directional plastic washer that if you put in backwards will make it so you wont be able to get that c-clip off. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Thats the first thing I thought of after you said the clip wont make it to the second groove.
     
  9. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You might slap me for saying this, but did you put the rotor back on the correct side of the hub? Actually I shouldn't have typed that. You'd have to be a true dork to do that and not notice.

    I agree with BowtieGuy3 on the lockwasher tab.
     
  10. purple76pearl

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    GOT IT FIXED, THANKS GUYS
    HAD MY DADS FRIND COME OVER AND WE WENT THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS BUT THIS TIME IT WORKS
    HMMMMM OH WELL IM BACK ON THE ROAD
    NOW IF ANYONE WOULD COME DOWN AND PUT MY M/M CONVERSION IN FOR ME ILL HAVE A 4X4 (FRONTDRIVESHAFTLAYINGINBACK) HA
    THANKS AGAIN GUYS, GOT IT BACK GOING /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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