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Tips on Resetting Wheel Bearing Play

Discussion in '114 type 1600, 2002, 2002ti/tii (1967-1976)' started by Arash2002tii, Aug 14, 2009.

    Arash2002tii guest

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    Doing the front brakes on my 02 and I was wondering if anyone had any pointers for resetting the wheel bearing play when I'm putting the wheel hubs back on.
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    EuroWerkz1

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    Whl bearings

    It's been a while....
    What always worked good for me and was universal was this. On newly repacked bearings tighten the spindle nut while rotating the hub just until it was to the point of obviously too tight and restricting the rotation. Back it off, and without rotating, tighten to just tight with no leverage, hand tight--5 ft. lbs.
    Enjoy!
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    CRKrieger

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    Agreed. That's very close to the Haynes manual procedure that I used with my '02. You DO have a manual, don't you? :confused:

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    Yeah, I have a Bentley

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