At 03:15 PM 7/19/2001 -0400, Howard Allen wrote:
>Generally speaking I find that standard bearings should be checked a few
>miles down the road after installation or repack. The grease can
>sometimes fool you into thinking they are tight when they are not.
Also, if you replaced the inboard seals with the OE felt type, these will
compress and make the hub seem loose. Don't worry, you have not hurt anything.
Re-adjusting the nuts a few miles after the hubs are removed is a wise and
Succasunna, NJ USA
>Jim Cullen wrote:
> > This may be a stupid question, but not finding out the answer may be even
> > more stupid. Last week I replaced the bearings in the hubs on the front
> > tires. Today, I checked the tires and there is quite a bit of movement in
> > both tires (compared to close to nil movement last week). When I put the
> > bearings in I thought I was getting close to having them too tight (i.e.
> > following the Haynes suggestion of tightening the nut). My question is did
> > I: i) ruin the bearings by overtightening, or ii) (which I hope is the
> > problem) do the bearings need time to set in and now need to be
> > "retightened".
> > TIA,
> > Jim Cullen
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