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Arcangel224

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Well today my baby developed an annoying rattle in the rear tire are. ir sounds as if something is loose. All the lugs are tight, there no foreign oblect in the rim anywhere. It increases with speed, but up around 40 it quiets down. Sounds like a metal piece jiggling around. I took the center cap (center of lugs) off and noticed that the little cover that goes over the nut that secures the rotar and drums was loose. The cotter pin which is on the outside of this cover and interlocks with it was also loose. I tightened the cotter pin back down. But low and behild it started again after about 2 miles. The pin was loose again. Is there something that needs to be replaced, or do I just need another cotter pin to lock that cover down?

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vigman

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Yee GADS

That BIG nut..
is what holds the 1/2 shaft into the output flange.....

So Meeesa thinks the following....

Jack the car up.

and read the next post.


BRB

Vig!
 

vigman

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Couldn't find my old bearing procedure post

So emergency brake off.....

Jack the offending( suspect ) wheel in the air.

Grab the tire @ 12:00 & 6:00 o'clock

Pull your top hand TWDS you

Use you bottom hand to push the tire AWAY.

Now rock the tire back & forth...

Were checking the FREE PLAY/WEAR in the wheel bearings.

(Good idea to do this on all 4 wheels)

If the tire moved MORE than 1/4 of an inch... things are getting bad..

If it moved 1/2 of an inch ( OR GREATER )

Park the car... and read the above posts.

If your unsure how it should "feel" do a front tire... they are typically better as far as bearing slop goes.

Typically the right rear is the first to go!

If it's just the retainer rattling....

Pull the cotter pin... remove the lock washer assy, put 1 wrap of Electrical tape on the threaded shaft and re assmble ( with a NEW cotter pin).


Vig!
 

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