Play in wheel hub

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I jacked up the rear and grabbed the tire. No play in the swing arm assembly, but I found that the whole rear wheel assembly had about 1/4 inch play; not rotational play, but play when I pushed/pulled on the front and back of the tire. I checked the axle nut, which was tight. Do I have wheel bearing problems?

Randy

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I only notice it when I take off, but I'll have to pay more attention with the other conditions. I'm doing the swing arm/pinch bolt test tonight.
From the feedback I've received, it could be:
-swing arm/pinch bolts worn or loose
-u-joints
-loose backing plate
-sticking brakes
-mushy engine mounts causing the axle to hit the housing.

thanks,
Randy

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>
> A bit more information would be helpful. Does it
> happen every time? More or less w/ a "hard" clutch
> engagement? Worse if you back up, stop, & then go
> forward?
>
> 1st though would be a U-joint, but brake shoes that
> "stick" then break-free as power is applied is also a
> possibility. Or even a bad axle bearing, but you
> would most likely hear noise if you jack up the rear
> and spin the tire by hand. While you have the rear
> off the ground, also hold the tire at 9 & 3 o'clock &
> push/pull to check the attachment at the pinchbolt
> swing arm attachment.
>
> Good luck,
> --Larry
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>
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The axle nuts on the rear should be VERY tight to
insure the axle and bearings are fully seated! Not
sure about the torque spec, but tighten them (29mm
socket?) w/ a good 2 or 3' breaker bar. If the lug
nuts are tightened to 90 ft/lbs, these must be about
250!.

--Larry

--- rdboggie@comcast.net wrote:

> I jacked up the rear and grabbed the tire. No play
> in the swing arm assembly, but I found that the
> whole rear wheel assembly had about 1/4 inch play;
> not rotational play, but play when I pushed/pulled
> on the front and back of the tire. I checked the
> axle nut, which was tight. Do I have wheel bearing
> problems?
>
> Randy
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
> I only notice it when I take off, but I'll have to
> pay more attention with the other conditions. I'm
> doing the swing arm/pinch bolt test tonight.
> From the feedback I've received, it could be:
> -swing arm/pinch bolts worn or loose
> -u-joints
> -loose backing plate
> -sticking brakes
> -mushy engine mounts causing the axle to hit the
> housing.
>
> thanks,
> Randy
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
> >
> > A bit more information would be helpful. Does it
> > happen every time? More or less w/ a "hard" clutch
>
> > engagement? Worse if you back up, stop, & then go
> > forward?
> >
> > 1st though would be a U-joint, but brake shoes
> that
> > "stick" then break-free as power is applied is
> also a
> > possibility. Or even a bad axle bearing, but you
> > would most likely hear noise if you jack up the
> rear
> > and spin the tire by hand. While you have the rear
>
> > off the ground, also hold the tire at 9 & 3
> o'clock &
> > push/pull to check the attachment at the pinchbolt
>
> > swing arm attachment.
> >
> > Good luck,
> > --Larry
> >
> >
> >
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<font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Courier New" size="3">> I jacked up the rear and grabbed the tire. No play
> in the swing arm assembly, but I found that the
> whole rear wheel assembly had about 1/4 inch play;
> not rotational play, but play when I pushed/pulled
> on the front and back of the tire. I checked the
> axle nut, which was tight. Do I have wheel bearing
> problems?</font>
</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Quick test, get someone to apply the brakes hard (not the emergency brake - can't be trusted) and see if there is still play,if there isn't then it is wheel bearings.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
 
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Dave, Larry, Bilgey,

Thanks. Analysis continues.

<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message --------------

<font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Courier New" size="3">> I jacked up the rear and grabbed the tire. No play
> in the swing arm assembly, but I found that the
> whole rear wheel assembly had about 1/4 inch play;
> not rotational play, but play when I pushed/pulled
> on the front and back of the tire. I checked the
> axle nut, which was tight. Do I have wheel bearing
> problems?</font>
</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Quick test, get someone to apply the brakes hard (not the emergency brake - can't be trusted) and see if there is still play,if there isn't then it is wheel bearings.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>

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