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Author Topic: Replacing wheel bearings, and a question!  (Read 1773 times)
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« on: September 15, 2006, 02:43:45 AM »

I've been rebuilding the front suspension on the bus, I started with wheel bearings on the passenger side, it has taken me about 2 weeks to disassemble, blast, and paint, then replace bearings and seal! Now the question when i took the bearing cap off, the nut that holds and tightens the wheel bearing was locked in place with a washer that bends up to lock it in place, the nut was not tight, or I should say it was as i expected it to be on a regular car or truck.  When I started working on the drivers side wheel, the same nut took a pipe wrench to loosen!  Big difference between both sides. Now there is a large threaded washer that holds the correct pressure on the bearings, all the nut that I'm taking about serves as a locking device......just how tight should the outer lock nut be?......................As always thanks!           Pat


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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 04:07:10 AM »

The outer locking nut, I tighten fairly tight to a place where I can bend the locking washer over the flat on the nut. All this nut is doing is holding the lock in place to hold the inter nut.
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