1974 Super Beetle - Wobbly REAR passenger tire.

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1974 Super Beetle - Wobbly REAR passenger tire.

Post by Sluggo » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:25 pm

That's right, REAR wheel. The same problem as the front tire except its just the tire and brake drum shaking. I went and bought a 36mm Axle Socket and Breaker Bar yesterday. The nut didn't budge at all. 18" bar with my 155lbs softly bouncing on it.

Any other solutions. Should I jump up and down on the bar? :geek:
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Re: 1974 Super Beetle - Wobbly REAR passenger tire.

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:16 pm

Sluggo wrote:That's right, REAR wheel. The same problem as the front tire except its just the tire and brake drum shaking. I went and bought a 36mm Axle Socket and Breaker Bar yesterday. The nut didn't budge at all. 18" bar with my 155lbs softly bouncing on it.

Any other solutions. Should I jump up and down on the bar? :geek:
Wobbles? Or you have lots of play, like loose front wheel bearings? If it has lots of play and the axle nut is snug, the rear wheel bearings are bad.
If it is an actual wobble, do you have a bent rear wheel?
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Re: 1974 Super Beetle - Wobbly REAR passenger tire.

Post by Sluggo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:15 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Wobbles? Or you have lots of play, like loose front wheel bearings? If it has lots of play and the axle nut is snug, the rear wheel bearings are bad.
If it is an actual wobble, do you have a bent rear wheel?
Colin
Lot's O' Play. Enough to make the drum scrape the backing plate a little. I was hoping it wasn't the bearings. Never done them but I heard the rear wheel bearings are a bitch. Any helpful advice?
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by Sluggo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:18 pm

I just read up on the procedure for this and I think it is the bearings. When I shake the wheel the stub axle moves with the drum/wheel.
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by Sluggo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:28 pm

Thanks. I'll definitely be getting one of those. Seems like it would make things much easier.
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:42 pm

Wheel bearings are easy. A bit of accurate tapping required.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by Sluggo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:44 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Wheel bearings are easy. A bit of accurate tapping required.
Colin
So they are just like the front? I've done those. Very easy. If that's the case, the worst part will be the CV joints.
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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