Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
stupid axle nuts...
Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:09 PM
I had this same problem last winter on the same wheel, and discovered the axle nut was loose (thank God for cotter pins). Anyways, tightened it back up and it's been fine.
Also had similar grinding on the right rear after doing a brake job and not tightening the axle nut enough. Again, tighten it up and it's been fine.
So here's the current problem:
I have it as tight as I can get it, put the cotter pin (which is loose) and it's fine - no grinding.
soon as I drive a little bit, the grinding comes back, and the axle nut has only backed off enough to make the cotter pin be snug (ie, about 1-2 degrees of revolution).
I've jacked it up and the tire doesn't rock or otherwise make noise. Tomorrow I can back the nut off a little and see if it does while jacked up or not.
So is this bearings going out or what? My fix in the past isn't working anymore.
lol, that got to be a long post,
Thanks for the help
ps, I need to stop browsing around here - makes me want to put a turbo in or do other cool mods
Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:12 PM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:04 AM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:20 AM
the cone washer and spring washer may be bad or in the wrong way
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:57 AM
If that's the case, the cone washer looks fine, but the spring washer was slightly convex and had a very small rim around the edge. I cleaned them both off and put them back in.
I found a site here: http://cybrina.mine....el_bearings.htm
that details some of the bearing replacement process. I don't have the puller, but I do have a hammer
I'll see what I can get apart and find out tomorrow or sunday and go from there.
I assume it would be fine to drive on for a while? I'm planning on going back to folks' place for christmas which is 265 miles north. If need be I can get our good suby mechanic there to look at it.
thanks for the replies so far
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:59 AM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:24 AM
All-in-all, front wheel bearings arent difficult at all and its something every subaru driver should have to go through at least once in their life
Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:44 AM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 03:58 AM
Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:03 PM
Got the hub off this morning. Around the outer edge the splines have a flat top about the size that CraigGT suggested they should be. Although, as you can see in the picture, further in they go to a point.
I assume this means I need a new hub?
When I put it back on I assume I can put some hi-temp grease on the axle?
The axle itself looks fine; the splines have a flat top.
The bearings on the inside don't look excessively clean. For now I'll probably just throw some more hi-temp grease in and call it good?
Thanks for the help.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:47 PM
Anywho, finally got it all put back together and no more grinding
However, since the new rotor is slightly thicker than my old one, I think the brake pads are rubbing all the time, causing a yummy smell. Tomorrow when it gets warm again I'll screw the piston in a little bit and see if that helps.
thanks for the help.
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:34 AM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:16 AM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:23 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users