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Old 08-15-2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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Wheel bearing tightness

Repacked my bearings, spun the hub while tightening the castle nut. Then backed off a 1/4 turn. Took the AS for a ride up to camping world and back, about 35 miles. Jacked her up and there is a little play when I push-pull on the tire. Is this normal? Would this be end play tolerance? Or are they to loose? All four wheels have about the same amount of play.


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It is common. If you tightened the bears snug with channel locks while turning the wheel and then backed off you should then be able to just feel movement while rocking the tire top and bottom.

Lack of this feeling is not good as the bearing is too tight and will heat up.
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I am with HowieE. It sounds, from your description, like you have them about right. Especially if all 4 are the same.

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Take a look here.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465/tapered-bearing-adjustment-procedure-videos-143119.html

Has a video by Timken in it.
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A little play should be fine if you previously snugged them up well - but "little" should be the key word!

I think the play should be barely noticeable, i.e. a few thou.

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Everyone is correct here. One important step is to make sure that you tighten them enough to seat the bearings first before backing off to get a little "wobble".
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Does everyone back off a 1/4 turn?


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I back off only to the next slot in the castle nut where I can get the cotter pin through!

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Thanks Brian. They just seem a little to sloppy.


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