When you replace the bearing your going to tap out the old race and install
a new one. The new one may not seat exactly the same. The new bearing may be
a little different yet still meet specs. Maybe you'll put it back in with
the same shimms and it will fit just fine or it may not. The finer shims are
very thin. You don't need a lot of variation inquality control of the
bearings to need different shimms.
To: 'Graham McCann'
Subject: RE: Brake modultaion...help! SOLVED!
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 3:40PM
I understand that it needs the shims, I have new bearings I'm picking up
tonight, I don't understand why if it was shimmed correctly at one time
why I can't just use the existing shims and tighten to spec. I assume
the shims are to allow for inconsistencies in the wear on the stub axle.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graham McCann [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 3:29 PM
> To: Randy Rees (Volt Computer)
> Subject: Re: Brake modultaion...help! SOLVED!
> At 10:02 am 19/8/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >Thanks all for the help. I guess when the car is on the ground there
> >no way to tell but the LEFT front wheel bearing was really loose,
> >back to spec this morning and hub is REALLY hot. Guess it needs new
> >bearings. Would the bearing being loose for a while cause it to warp
> >rotor? I still feel a slight pulse, or is it just the bearings give
> You are about to seize the bearing on the stub axle. This could be
> by a disintegrating bearing or it is incorrectly shimmed. You cannot
> the approach many US cars have of tightening up a bearing and then
> it off a bit. It must be shimmed!!!
> Hope I'm not too late.
> 97 MGF
> Graham McCann Rivett, ACT. Australia
> Phone/Fax: +61 2 62889055