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Re: Wheel base

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01-31-2013 14:28:49

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Hey Guys,
My tractor is a '51 8N, 12 volt, side mount.
I heard a "clunk" in the right rear wheel. When I pushed against the top of the tire I could feel "play". I've taken the wheel off and pulled the axle out. There was no oil on the brake drum, and no oil on the outside of the wheel. The bearing looks good - no missing rollers and it doesn't make noise when I spin it. Should I replace it anyway?

Thanks, Joe

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Dell (WA)

01-31-2013 19:12:05

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 Re: Wheel base in reply to JoeN'Mo, 01-31-2013 14:28:49  

JoeN'Mo.........the "clunk" you hear/feel is the SOFT cast spline'd hub. It is NOT yer HARD axle. The 8N has a BIG NUT that is supposed to be torqued to 450-ft/lbs. Iff'n the nut is not kept tight, guess what??? yer spline'd will wear and klunk. New HUB is about $70 (cheap) While yer futtzin', try the same push'me-pull'you trick on yer left axle and watch yer WASHER behind yer BIG NUT ........Dell

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Colin King

01-31-2013 18:50:59

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 Re: Wheel base in reply to JoeN'Mo, 01-31-2013 14:28:49  
Hi Joe,

I don't have experience with the rear axles, so I can't help you there. I do suggest you make a new message post instead of posting in this thread. That way it is clear to forum members that you have a question and are not just replying to FuddyDuddy.

Good luck solving your problem.

Colin, MN

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