Hub assembly

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Time to put the hub back together.  Here are the wheel bearings and the new grease seal.VT_20160602_191122

I packed the bearings and the hub with wheel bearing grease.

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Rear bearing and grease seal installed.

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Here is the stack-o-nuts that holds the hub on the spindle.  The right-most part is that round lock-nut with three setscrews in it.  The setscrews clamp on to the washer with all the holes.

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First I put on the tabbed washer and the big nut.  My new Jeep hub nut wrench works a treat.

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I adjusted the bearing pre-load as per the manual.

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Next the washer with the holes followed by the lock nut.  I bought this cheap spanner wrench on Amazon to tighten this down.

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I tightened the set screws and the wheel bearings are in.  Locking hub time!

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The locking hub body slides over the axle splines.

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The outer snap ring goes over the end of the axle shaft.

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The outer part of the hub goes on next and the bolts go in.

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Done-ish.  I need to tighten up the bolts and brake fittings.  I also need to adjust the brake.

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Meanwhile Rachael was cleaning brake parts.  We also dug into the master cylinder.

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I removed the snap ring in the end of the M/C.  I also pulled the brake light switch.

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I then removed this screw that holds the piston in.

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Piston and set screw removed.  My thought was that if the M/C is in good shape I will just rebuild it.  Then I found out a rebuilt unit is $45 and the rebuild kit is $28.  For $17 it is not worth my time to mess with it.  So I will probably just put this all back together and return it as a core.

 

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