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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69k5blaz, Apr 1, 2003.
Any idea why my new rims are rubbing on my driver side disc brake braket?
What are the specs on the rims and axles? If youre running 15" rims on 8 lug axles, the calipers and possibly the caliper brackets will need to be ground down to fit the rim on without rubbing.
The front end is a dana 44 with 6 lug rims.
I've seen a dying wheel bearing cause that. When the bearing starts to come apart the rotor assembly will no longer ride straight on the spindle causing the rim to hit the caliper bracket. Check it soon, it can also damage the locking hub.
I checked the hub and there is some slack when i pick up on it. I will check it tonight and i bet you are right about the bearing. Every thing else has fallen apart on this rig why not the bearings.
Is there supposed to be any play at the hub with the wheel off?
No, there shouldn't be any up & down play.
New question. I have the hubs off and there is alot of play in the axle stub comeing out of the spindle. Maybe a 1/8 of an inch. Do i need to dig deeper?
axle stud play is normal, but you shuold take the spindle off and check the condition of the axle shaft bearing that is inside the spindle. although that bearing does not effect the wheel hub assembly.
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