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Wheel bearing installation - Corp14bff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I am putting my Corp14ff back together. I went with the A-tron brackets to do the rear disk conversion. Question, when installing the rear wheel bearings, I see no mention of wheel bearing grease in my shop manual. There was no grease on the bearings when I pulled them either. This is on a full floater. I am assuming then that the lubrication for the bearings are derived from the gear oil?
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, they are lubed by gear oil.
    When I did mine, I went ahead and greased them pretty well too. Can't hurt.
    -- Mike
     
  3. m j

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    if you care more then the average mechanic you can top up the gear oil them lift one side at time for a while to allow oil to flow to the hub, then top off the dif again
     
  4. Desert Rat

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    TX Mudder, would that change the properties of your diff fluid as the grease begins to dissolve into it? I wonder how long it would last before it dissappears.
     

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