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post #1 of 21 Old 08-18-2013, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 21 Old 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?

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

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I'd say its the wheel bearing.

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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.

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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.
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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?

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I put studs on the hub not lugs. Got a little ahead of myself in writing
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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
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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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Yeah everything is bolted on properly and torqued down.
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post #14 of 21 Old 08-18-2013, 10:20 PM
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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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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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