Author Topic: Driver side rear hub hot after drive  (Read 1486 times)

badali

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Re: Driver side rear hub hot after drive
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2022, 14:58:34 »
Yes, I bought the tool from Authentic Classics.  I spent more on tools than parts this time...
Brad

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Re: Driver side rear hub hot after drive
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2022, 22:46:10 »
Everything is back together and I took it for two 5 mile test drives.  Everything looks good and no hot hubs.

This was not too bad of a job but not easy either.  I was lucky to have no major problems putting everything back together.  The hardest part was bending the lock ring up on the spanner nut.  I had to mark it, then remove it and partially bend it to get it started.

Thanks to everyone for all the helpful info and the Tech manual.
Brad

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Re: Driver side rear hub hot after drive
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2022, 22:55:27 »
I really wonder what kind of tool they used to lock the washer. It is a tough washer to lock.
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Re: Driver side rear hub hot after drive
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2022, 02:34:41 »
I bent the locking washer up as much as I could then I used a series of different sized punches to expand the metal into the square slot of the nut. I then finished with using a punch that I ground to fit the recess of the slotted nut factoring in each side of the thickness of the lock plate.   
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Re: Driver side rear hub hot after drive
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2022, 02:55:31 »
I did about the same Dan.
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