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Unread 05-12-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Front wheel bearing/hub replace question

Seems pretty straight forward, but 1 question:

Will any diff lube come out when I remove the old bearing/hub? Or is there an inner seal that will prevent this from happening?

Basically just checking if I should pull the diff lube before the bearing in order to prevent a mess.

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Unread 05-12-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Your good. Pull the bearing/hub. No surprises.
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Unread 05-12-2010, 06:23 PM   #3
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Yuppers, nothing will come out. Just make sure those hubs are tight!!!! It calls for 170 ft lbs. I would suggest to get no less than 160! I did the old school way of snugging down but I lost more hubs than I care to remember that way. TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT!!!!

Best way is a long bar on the axle nut and have someone hold the hub with a screwdriver on the studs (protected by a lug nut of course). Really crank down because front hubs are expensive and a bad one leads to eraser style tire wear!
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Unread 05-12-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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put some outter seals on that axle tube while youre at it....keep the grime out.
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Unread 05-12-2010, 10:19 PM   #5
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Yuppers, nothing will come out. Just make sure those hubs are tight!!!! It calls for 170 ft lbs. I would suggest to get no less than 160! I did the old school way of snugging down but I lost more hubs than I care to remember that way. TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT!!!!

Best way is a long bar on the axle nut and have someone hold the hub with a screwdriver on the studs (protected by a lug nut of course). Really crank down because front hubs are expensive and a bad one leads to eraser style tire wear!
Get a real torque wrench. You should be using it on your lug nuts and other repair work anyways.
The spec is 175, even 10ftlbs +/- will lead to premature failure.
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At the dealership I worked at torque wrech = impact gun. Yes this even included head gaskets.
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Unread 05-12-2010, 11:09 PM   #7
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Get a real torque wrench. You should be using it on your lug nuts and other repair work anyways.
The spec is 175, even 10ftlbs +/- will lead to premature failure.
Gotcha covered. I torque everything.

Thanks everyone. I was pretty sure, but didnt want that "oh crap" moment as fluid poured out
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At the dealership I worked at torque wrech = impact gun. Yes this even included head gaskets.
Please post dealer name so we can avoid them.
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