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Old 11-20-2019, 04:51 PM   #1
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When I had new tires installed on my 2016 FB23 I was advised that my wheel bearings were slightly loose. Where should I have these adjusted?
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Slightly loose was the correct adjustment on wheel bearing for many years. The installation procedure had you hand tighten the nut and then back it off until you could install a carter pin.

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This was for standard bearing, I have no knowledge of the never lube bearings.
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When I had new tires installed on my 2016 FB23 I was advised that my wheel bearings were slightly loose. Where should I have these adjusted?
If you have Never Lube bearings, there is no adjustment needed or possible.
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As a general rule of thumb, when replacing wheel bearings, you tighten the spindle nut just until there is a little friction applied to the hub/rotor/drum, etc.....
in other words, you spin the rotor, and start tightening it very slowly...just when you see that your tension is starting to create a little friction, you stop...you then have to locate the hole in the spindle for the cotter pin, and insert the pin.....dont get it too tight, or it will overheat and create problems. Was that vague enough? ....sry, it is a procedure better watched than described.....
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What I was taught is to tighten the nut with a wrench, back it off, then tighten it by hand. If it an opening in the castellated nut lines up with the hole in the spindle, insert the pin. If not back it off to the first opening that lines up.

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I follow Dexter procedure and tighten the nut to 50 lbs. using a torque wrench, then back it off until the wheel spins freely. this helps set the bearing.
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If you are not up for doing this yourself, any reputable RV or trailer shop can do this for you in short order.
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