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Wheel Bearing Play

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When I install new wheel bearings, should there be slight chuck in the wheel when I grab it at the 12 and 6 and rock it moderately hard. I can tighten the nut another 1/2 turn with a ratchet so that goes completely away but the manual say finger tight only



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Factory Manual says torque to 24ftlbs while spinning. Then loosen nut until endplay is felt. Tighten to 2.2 ft*lbs and then back off to nearest pin. Slotted washer should move back and forth easily.

When I do this procedure, I can feel and hear a slight rock when I grab the wheel at the 12 and 6 position and rock it.

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I tighten mine by feel till they're tight ish, then back it off a hole or two, which ever one is the first one to not have play. Sometimes ya have to go just a wee tight.

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Here's a thread on topic for adjustment ......





Ha! 4 months later you're asking the same question, getting the same response from the same people even referencing your original post!


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