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Spun bearing in 14FF hub

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Masher, May 16, 2003.

  1. Masher

    Masher 1/2 ton status

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    I'm putting my 14FF back together and was putting new bearings in the hubs and on one, the inner(big) bearing race spins. It looks like the PO had grenaded a bearing because the inside if the hub is all scored up. Can I just put some green locktite or sleeve sealer on the race and tap it back in?? Or is there something else I should do?

    Thanks
     
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    I would replace the race myself then use something to help it stay in place /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Masher

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    The bearings and races are brand new. What is the best to use to keep it in place?
     
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    That i can't answer, i've never had to use anything. Someone else chime in /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sometimes you can repair by ruffing up the surface with a punch and using stud and bearing mount loctite. Depends on how much play space you need to 'fill'.

    In this case I would replace the hub. Cheap and avaialble. Worth every penny for peace of mind!!!
     
  6. Masher

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    The race starts going in nice an tight but when I get down where it supposed to seat it spins pretty free. Where is the best place to get a hub?? Do the local parts stores carry them or it like a dealer or boneyard part??

    Thanks for the quick info!
     
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    The race starts going in nice an tight but when I get down where it supposed to seat it spins pretty free. Where is the best place to get a hub?? Do the local parts stores carry them or it like a dealer or boneyard part??

    Thanks for the quick info!


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    On a part like this, which is very important and valuable to insure your safety and others, too, I would replace the bearing hub for a better one. Just simply post a thread in the For Sale/Wanted forums and ask for one. I'm pretty sure someone on this site will have one to sell to you for pretty cheap. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Well, im not 100% sure for 14b, but i know on 44's and 10b's this is common and when it happens you get new hubs. Sounds like thats what you should do!
     
  9. Masher

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll start looking around for another hub. Anyone in the 'garage' got one??

    Thanks
     
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    If you can't find one closer, I've got one.
     
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    How do the axle tubes look? You should inspect those also.
     

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