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|08-11-2020 05:51 AM|
While not common, spinning an AMC20 hub does happen. new hubs are about 50-75 bucks and if you aren't looking to up grade to one piece axles but still need piece of mind, are a good investment (they are designed to have the splines cut on installation). Either way, it is imperative that the axle nut be torqued to a minimum of 250FT/LBS of torque.
You will need a special puller or a press for removing the old hub.
Inspect the drum and backing plate for any damage.
Insure to double check your end play on installation. The new bearings/seals may have changed it.
|08-11-2020 01:49 AM|
The Axle Nut is extremely high torque. Get a long bar and stand on it. This forces the splines to make a nest in the hub.
If it starts to creak, check the torque again. When they creak they are wearing and fretting on that join.
You can get 30 -40 years on a 2 piece axle, they do not break every day.
|08-10-2020 09:05 PM|
|rustbucketj10||oh gosh! not what i wanted to hear but thanks. If i cont. with the two piece. the inner seal, does the spring face toward the differential and the flat back part toward the bearing? thanks again.|
|08-10-2020 08:36 PM|
I (and others) have not had good luck reusing a two piece axle after replacing bearings and seals.
With two of my CJ-5s (twice) The marriage of the hub and shaft neither lasted two months before I "spun" them.
I was driving normal (No hot dogging!) I got by, by welding the shaft to the nut and the nut to the hub until I could buy a one piece set.
When it happened with the other Jeep, I did the same thing----that time----lesson learned----reinforced as I saw it happen to other folks.
Others may have other thoughts----My suggestion is to go ahead and get the one piece axles.
|08-10-2020 06:42 PM|
cj5 1979 amc20 wtf
hello, rear wheel started to smoke. thought it was brakes. installed all new brakes. still smoked. turns out the wheel bearing is disintegrated. its an original 2 piece axle. got new bearing pressed on. BUT. i didnt remove old seal and put new seal on top of old. Im guessing i need to remove old seal and put new seal on. also i didnt packed bearing but not a ton. I am going to tear it all apart and remove old seal and replace w new one and pack bearing better. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW??? ANY ADVICE OR TIPS WOULD BE GREAT RELATED TO NEW BEARING AND SEALS.