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brumby bratt wheel bearings

FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS

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#1 ARJ

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

Have fitted new cv to front left of brumby . TIGHTENED wheel bearings locking nut with split pin no movement in bearing . 20ks later bearings loose , retightened new split pin approx 50 later bearing loose again . No grinding or noise . Shall change bearings but wondering is a common complaint with these vehicles , never came across it before . Or am I missing something  ? 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:16 AM

To me it sounds like your cone washer is likely grooved or damaged in one way or another causing a loose fit against the hub allowing the axle nut to work loose.

 

The cone washer is a type of lock washer that needs good clean surfaces to lock correctly. Similar to the bevel on a lug nut.

 

You should also make sure the "Spring" washer has the convex side facing out. This could also cause the nut to work loose.

 

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#3 TOONGA

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:07 AM

could be the cone washer or that you didn't do up the nut tight enough. Or both.

 

I use a 3/4 inch truck breaker bar with a 36mm socket on it. the breaker bar has a 4 foot long inch square steel pipe that slides over it.

 

I tighten the nut up as much as possible using the 4 foot bar, then stand on the breaker bar and tighten it about another quarter of a turn.

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:17 AM

 CONE WASHER IS IN THE RIGHT WAY ONE SIDE IS MARKED OUTER  . DIDN"T PUT THAT MUCH PRESSURE ON BEARINGS  WHEEL NUT AS TOONGA STATED    I HAVE A TENSION WRENCH BUT CAN NOT FIND ANYWHERE THAT GIVES TENSION FOR WHEEL HUB NUTS .  SHALL USE THE AHH F--K TIGHT METHOD ON THE NUT 

 

        THANKS FOR HELP 






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