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Re: Rear Axle

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Subject: Re: Rear Axle
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 18:41:06 -0700
Well, my guess, assuming you are rotating a rear wheel hub, is a bad 
wheel bearing on that side. Is there any end play on that wheel? Any 
wobble? How about the other side (for comparison)?

If it is the bearing, it is not a complete disaster requiring instant 
attention but it is a bit of a pain to replace. You might as well bite 
the bullet and fix it before it seizes and spins the race and possibly 
damages your hub, though. And if it looks bad, you might want to do the 
other side, too, while you're good and greasy. Just a suggestion... had this to say:

>I didn't receive any input the first time around... please help!
>Hi All-
>I recently had the rear end of my '72 B in the air and rotated hub back and
>forth about a quarter of a turn.  When reversing directions, there was a
>"rough" spot that felt like portion(s) of a ball bearing or two were
>missing.  The car goes down the road fine... but I suspect not for long!
>Any and all guidance would be greatly appreciated,


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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