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Old 05-05-2011, 10:01 PM
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Well long time ago before I owned the van the brakes had locked up 3 times. And had seen 3 repair shops one of which was a out of state dealership. None of the 3 happened to notice the bent wheel bearing which caused this lock up 3 times. Well I noticed it cause I know to check everything before you just start skipping and hopping. Anyway's I had done a whole brake job with new pads, lines, hose, calipers, hardware, fluid flush, wheel cylinders, fittings, etc... Now my van hadn't gotten a mile on it since I did the brake job but I figured to redo some things since I was going to be replacing the bearing and seals. SO today I went ahead and removed the wheels, removed the seals and then bearings degrease both inner and outer bearing and hub along with the spindle. Then packed the bearings with EP HI-TEMP grease and repacked the hub and dust cap and put new seal on. Then torqued the rotor while turning it to 25 ft/lbs then let go 1/2 turn then finger tighten it and put crown on and new cotter pin. then i put permatex disc brake caliper lube on the pack of the pads and on the slides and caliper piston and boot. then put the caliper on the rail and torqued the hardware to about 12 ft/lbs.
I torqued the rotors to seat the bearings duh...

Then on the driver side which always had the most issues (broken bearing located) I did basically the same thing as the passenger side but replaced the inner wheel bearing.


It is stupid but I have a leaky transmission cause of aluminum case that has a small crack so I am buying a new case and going to do a rebuild when the tranny repair gives up. By then I would have enough money for a press and tranny jack etc...

I have a picture of the old bearing below...

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Thanks very much I would of had some more photos but they came out black... IDK
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