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Old 05-04-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Question How do I get this off? (re: repacking bearings)

I just removed the wheel and tire. Do I now unscrew the large eight sided cap? or does it pop off? Please help... if you you have seen this before. tks, Z. (I found a company that will repack my bearings if I can bring in the parts )
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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If you can bring the parts you have already done the hard work so don't waste your time.

youtube video starts out with removing the dust cap.

How to Repack Grease and Adjust Wheel Bearing in Cars : How to Remove Wheel Bearing Dust Caps - AOL Video

Watch twice do work once.
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Thank you Jim... So that octagon shaped piece is a dust cap? Also, I need to take the pieces in to a place that will try to find the proper bearnings and seals. Thank you for your help Jim. Z.
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I just removed the wheel and tire. Do I now unscrew the large eight sided cap? or does it pop off? Please help... if you you have seen this before. tks, Z. (I found a company that will repack my bearings if I can bring in the parts )
Your grease cap screws off.

Use caution, since they are no longer available.

If you damage the threads, your done.

On the other hand, that hub and drum was used on axles many years ago.

Your torsion axle, is probably shot.

If that's the case, then replace your axle with all new components.

The following article will help you check out the axle.

Dura Torque Axle

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The bearing may be good. If you can get the OEM numbers from the bearing you can order them on the net same with the seals or call Inland or the dealer of your choice and and have them dropped at your door it saves time and gas. I buy a lot of car restoration parts and don't even bother hitting up the local parts houses as the never have the correct parts and no longer can cross part numbers. I will go to a industrial bearing supply house or seal house normally the same and match parts by OEM numbers.

I suggest using Google to search the site you may find the numbers you need.

here is a sample entry.

bearing site:www.airforums.com
seals site:www.airforums.com

enter this in google not the site search field.
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Andy is correct as usual about that dust cap but if you do screw up the threads it is not the end world, so don't get overly worried just take your time. Inland has good parts and good advice I purchased a new axle from Inland because I bent a spindle and everything went as planned and they did save me a lot of money.
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I got the cap off....tks for the input....back later as news develops...Andy...I need new axles.....
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Buy your axles from Andy....he and his folks are the best!! Their customer service cannot be beat!
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