REMOVAL, PACKING, & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 14
- Use the Brake Disc Removal and Installation procedure to remove the bearings.
- Remove the inner bearing.
- Clean the bearings thoroughly in a safe solvent. Check their condition, but don't spin them any more than is absolutely necessary.
- Replace the seal on assembly.
- Make sure that the inner cones of the bearings are free to creep (move slowly) on the spindle. This adds to the life of the bearings.
- Pack both wheel bearings using wheel bearing grease made for disc brakes. Ordinary grease will melt and ooze out, ruining the pads. Place a healthy glob of grease in the palm of one hand and force the edge of the bearing into it so that the grease fills the bearing. Do this until the whole bearing is packed. Grease packing tools are available which make this job a lot less messy.
- Install the inner bearing and seal.
- Use the Brake Disc Removal and Installation procedure to replace the bearings and disc.
- Raise the front wheel off the floor.
- Remove the grease cap and cotter pin.
- To seat the bearings, tighten the wheel spindle nut to 20-25 ft. lbs. while turning the wheel.
- Loosen the nut 1 / 3 turn. Tighten the nut to 2-10 inch lbs.
- If there is a nut retainer, place it on the nut with the slots of the retainer aligned with the spindle cotter pin hole. Install a new cotter pin and the dust cap.