Sleeving a bearing in the front hub...
Posted March 18, 2002 - 08:27 AM
When I got my 99 new, I remember the first time I replaced the bearings in the front hub the left side took little or no effort to knock the bearing out. The next time I replaced them it took even less effort. (it almost fell out on its own) I can turn the inner race of the bearing with my finger and see the outer race turning slowly in the hub. So I know for a fact it is a problem with the hub and not the bearing.
So my front hub is pretty much shot and I am looking at $170 to replace it with a stock hub which I dont want to do. Is there anything I can do to make a sleeve for the bearing? It would have to be a wafer thin piece of metal.
Seems like to me this was a fatory defect. But I imagine it has too many miles on it to even consider warrating the hub.
Do you guys have any suggestions on what I could do?
Posted March 18, 2002 - 10:55 PM
Wrapping aluminium tape around the bearing worked fine as a bodge. The proper solution would be to look up a bearing with the same ID and a slightly larger OD, then get the hub machined to suit..
Posted March 18, 2002 - 12:21 PM
Posted March 18, 2002 - 12:24 PM
Originally posted by wrsm:
I have used Araldite two part epoxy in the past. Works really well. Refit the axle to the hub to make sure alignment is OK.
Kev, you bodger you
I'm shocked LOL!
Posted March 19, 2002 - 11:28 AM
Anyway, even if it did, it would be a good fix to the problem!!
Posted March 19, 2002 - 01:27 PM