Rear wheel play

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Rear wheel play

Post by Ausdingo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 pm

Hi All
Strange things are a foot in my garage! I changed my rear bearings in my 1970 westy 1000 miles ago. Just put on new shoes this week, and after a good torquing on the rear nut, my wheel had a slight play in it. After taking the wheel off again there was no play on stub axle!!! What indeed could be happening? Ihad a single shim between backing plate and drum due to rubbing. Could this be the problem?
Any help much appreciated as my patience is slowly dropping.
Thank you

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Re: Rear wheel play

Post by asiab3 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:23 pm

Hi there,

Did you check the torque on the big axle nut 100-200 miles after installing the new parts?

I'm assuming the play is axial, (in and out,) correct? Or is it radial, (up and down?)

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Re: Rear wheel play

Post by Ausdingo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi Robbie
Its actually radial but only slightly.. No noise from bearing at all

Thanks mate

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Re: Rear wheel play

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:52 pm

Ausdingo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Hi Robbie
Its actually radial but only slightly.. No noise from bearing at all

Thanks mate

That is typical of older buses. You may not feel it when the car is unloaded. The only thing we want to avoid is spinning of the outer bearing races in the housings. If the bearings themselves have a little play, you could still have 100,000 miles more ... if you used good grease.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: Rear wheel play

Post by Ausdingo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 am

Thanks Colin all my new spares came today, so I will take out bearings and check for marks caused by spinning.
Thank you Dave

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Re: Rear wheel play

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Ausdingo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 am
Thanks Colin all my new spares came today, so I will take out bearings and check for marks caused by spinning.
Thank you Dave
I cleaned the housing dry dry dry, and installed my rear wheel beings with a slather of stud and bearing mount red LocTite. I have no idea if it helped .... :cyclopsani:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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