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front wheel is hot!
Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:35 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:14 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:10 AM
Did you replace brake pads too?
Maybe your brake pistons are rusted and stuck in the seal rings.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:14 AM
lift the car - turn the wheel. does it spin freely (compare to other side)?
pump brakes a bunch of times - does it still spin freely?
Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:36 AM
The last few wheel bearings I've done had bad hubs as well because the inner bearing spun on the hub. l would be taking a close look at everything.
If the future I would not rely on a shop to press in a bearing for you unless you KNOW they have done it before and have experience with that type of work. It's a finicky operation and that's why it costs about $300 at most garages (though I do them for $175 parts/labor).
Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:48 AM
Anyways, I drove for about 5 miles yesterday and pumped brakes before and after lifted, going forward and reverse. I'll lift both sides and compare after work today. spinning freely?...hard to tell with the limited movement the axle allows. put emergency brake on with blocks and put in neutral and try spinning? won't that cause some torque bind? the bearing moved nice and smooth without axle in place yet...didn't spin freely on it's own but had to constantly move with hand.
I cleaned up components as best I could without disassembling caliper piston and such. I cleaned the rubber coated shims behind the brake pads and cleaned the thin metal clamps with brake fluid/wire brush. filed corrosion of pad tabs so they were free/loose in the clamps. relubed the slide pins. the piston pumped out okay. maybe the main piston caliper isn't retracting just enough to allow the play.
I did notice what looked like a pin-hole/nick in the bottom rubber boot of the slide pin... but there was no rust or anything on the pins... and I noticed now a small crack developed in the pad.
sometimes the simple things can become so complicated.
Edited by lewisd, 16 September 2011 - 10:10 AM.
Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:14 AM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:57 AM
Not sure if you can use copper grease for the slide pins. I used some special brake grease, resisting high temperatures. Some types of grease damage rubber shoes around the slide pins.
Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:24 PM
tried to find rebuild kits in stores and no one carries them "anymore". I may just buy hole assembly and be done with it rather than wait more days for rebuild kit to arrive.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:43 AM
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