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Re: repacking front wheel bearings

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Bruce (VA)

02-20-2012 10:00:14

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No, not really.

If you're going to do it right, you will need to remove the inner bearing & that involves removing the dust seal. That means you will need new dust seals. See tip # 2.

Just pack the bearings, not the hub!

If you don't have a bearing packer, put a gob of grease in the palm of your hand & push the bearings into it. Lightly coat the spindle & races.

Don't order the seals until you get the bearings out. Because you might just need new bearings. And races.

Hint: when the bearings fall out of the carrier & roll across the floor, that's a good sign that you need new ones.

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02-20-2012 14:42:08

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 Re: repacking front wheel bearings in reply to Bruce (VA), 02-20-2012 10:00:14  
My I inquire as to why you shouldn"t fill the hubs with grease as well?

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Bruce (VA)

02-20-2012 14:45:19

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 Re: repacking front wheel bearings in reply to carpetfarmer, 02-20-2012 14:42:08  
Because it's wasteful & unnecessary. It just dries up in there anyway.

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