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jtv135 08-18-2013 02:13 AM

Help with brake disc ASAP
 
About a month ago my front passenger wheel snapped all 5 lug nuts and blew a hole in the brake rotor. I replaced the hub assembly and the brake rotor. I know the rotor will be loose until the lug nuts are tightened on the rim which holds it all together. My issue is when I tighten my lug nuts all the way down and jack the jeep back up my wheel rocks. I can't find anything loose nor missing. Any help greatly appreciated.

Michaelgoesrawr 08-18-2013 02:18 AM

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How does your wheel rock? If you held the wheel at 3 and 9? Or 12 and 6?

jtv135 08-18-2013 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Michaelgoesrawr
How does your wheel rock? If you held the wheel at 3 and 9? Or 12 and 6?

Rocks at 12&6

SeanB95YJ 08-18-2013 04:23 AM

sounds like in the process of blowing out the rotor, you MAY have boogered up the unit bearing and/or ball joints
got any pics of what's going on around there?

Michaelgoesrawr 08-18-2013 08:16 AM

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I'd say its the wheel bearing.

superj 08-18-2013 08:55 AM

Me too

UltimatE 08-18-2013 09:00 AM

Wheel bearing = hub assembly. OP says he replaced it.

You should tighten the lug nuts with the tire in the air, then torque to final spec when its on the ground, not sure if you're doing that. When the wheel rocks, look closely. Do the lug nuts and studs move with the wheel? Or not? If they don't, then your issue is likely that the studs are too long and your lug nuts are not tightening on the wheel but instead bottoming out on the studs. This of course assumes you don't have open lug nuts.

Pictures would help us diagnose a lot easier. Take pics of everything.

jtv135 08-18-2013 07:10 PM

When I first noticed the issue I thought it was that when I put the lugs into the hub assembly that I just didn't get them seated completely. Then realized I had bottomed out the lug nuts. I went through 2 sets of lug nuts. So I know they are not bottomed out. I have disassembled everything again to make certain the studs were seated completely in the hub assembly. Got it all back together the other day and same issue. I will try and get some pics to show y'all tomorrow.

TSEJEEPERS 08-18-2013 08:07 PM

A picture of your wheels would help too.
Personally I use open ended lug nuts.
I am a little confused where you say "you put the lugs into the hub".
Did you get a new unit bearing or are you trying to rebuild the one you had before?

jtv135 08-18-2013 09:50 PM

I put studs on the hub not lugs. Got a little ahead of myself in writing

jtv135 08-18-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jtv135
I put studs on the hub not lugs. Got a little ahead of myself in writing

I replaced the original hub with a new assembly

bigbossd1030 08-18-2013 10:04 PM

Is the hub seated on all the way? The three bolts torqued on? I would guess the ball joints might be buggered up. If everything else is new and installed properly.

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jtv135 08-18-2013 10:18 PM

Yeah everything is bolted on properly and torqued down.

bigbossd1030 08-18-2013 10:20 PM

Does it rock when it's in the air? I would jack it up and rock it to see where the movement is actually coming from, like mentioned above. That's the only way to tell.

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jtv135 08-18-2013 10:27 PM

When in the air the rim and brake rotor rock. Nothing else moves. The studs don't move the hub assembly doesn't move and the brake caliper doesn't move.


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