loose wheel hub??????? - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-09-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
WesleyNowlen
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Macclenny
Posts: 178
loose wheel hub???????

I can grab my front wheels and wiggle them both. Seems like the hubs are loose. Should I replace the hubs? I think this also contributes to my wondering steering.

WesleyNowlen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2011, 06:15 PM
Skerr
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: White Springs
Posts: 9,399
Give us a little more info... I'm assuming your wheels are jacked up, and you're grabbing the front wheels and wiggling them? If that's the case, it sounds to me like wheel bearings, which is a fairly simple thing to replace or repack. But if they have been run long like that you should plan on replacing them. You should also have a look at all of the bushings associated with your steering. They could be worn out, and worn bushings will make you go all over the road.

Kerrdog
Go Fish! <*////><

But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!
Skerr is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-09-2011, 06:35 PM
gojeepin
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,441
Loose hubs would probably be more of a wobbling problem than a wandering problem.

Does the knuckle remain still when the wheel shakes?

If the knuckle moves side-to-side, check tie rod ends and the steering box.
If the knuckle moves up/down check the ball joints.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
gojeepin is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-09-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
WesleyNowlen
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Macclenny
Posts: 178
Knuckle stays in place. Just the wheel hub is wiggling.
WesleyNowlen is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-09-2011, 07:04 PM
gojeepin
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,441
I'd replace them right away. You don't want your front hubs to have any play.

If they've got play, the bearings are extremely worn or the hub nuts are working loose. Either way you don't want a hub failure.

If you've got a wandering problem this may make things better but not solve everthing.

Read the article in my signature block.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
gojeepin is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome