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RE: axles

To: "'Jon Paschke'" <JPASCHKE@bak.rr.com>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: axles
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 21:36:08 -0800
Hi Jon,

Are you talking about the axle itself or the hub housing?  Pull the drum
off of the side with the play.  Look and see where the movement is
happening.  If the bearing sticks on the axle, and the hub housing
moves, then you'll need to either replace the hub housing, or take it to
a machine shop and get it sleeved so the bearing fits in tight.  If the
bearing is loose on the axle, then you'll need to have work done on the
axle so the bearing fits tight.

I've seen the housing be the problem most every time.  You say that you
aren't noticing any effects right now, but eventually you will.  The
slop will become large enough that your wheel will start to shimmy.

Hope this helps.

Greg Gowins
'69 Sprite
Dublin, CA

-----Original Message-----
From owner-spridgets at autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-spridgets@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Jon Paschke
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 9:08 PM
To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: axles

Excuse me, I know everyone's soo busy but I asked a couple days ago
this. One of my rear axles has some in and out play, maybe an 1/8 inch.
much is OK if any? I noticed this on a brake job and I did check the big
73 Midget

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