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greasing wheel bearings

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14 Oct 2008 19:28 #218 by bazwidajimny
is it poss to grease front wheel bearings just by taking the locknut off ie:- witrhout dismantling the whole hub. they r a bit noisy so wanna get something in there. cheers

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15 Oct 2008 07:43 #219 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:greasing wheel bearings
Baz,

You can do it but it only gives you very limited access. By removing the hub nut (see www.bits4vits.co.uk for the tool) you can access the front of the bearing as shown below (you can just see the bearing hidden below the pin I am using to drive it out.



However the bearing is around 5cm (2 inches) in depth (its at least a double ball race) and if you look in the picture below which is taken from behind you can see the second race. Therefore pushing grease in the front to lubricate the back is not going to be easy


Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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15 Oct 2008 17:39 #220 by bazwidajimny
thanks m8 ill try and get a bit ov greas in thear might make em last a few more weeks then ill change. them laneing on the weekend havent got the cash yet to buy new 1s no play in them but make a bit ov noise at 30mph then thay go quite so hope thay last 140 miles on sunday lol. doing some changes to the jimny so ill have to try and send u some picks last time i tryed it didnt work lol

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