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Old 02-11-2012, 01:26 AM   #16
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Re: 93 Metro keeps burning up rear wheel bearings

Can you get to the center nut through the wheel with it mounted to the hub?

If so, forget about torquing it, get it set up, and adjust it by hand.

Tighten the hub nut until the wheel just spins freely, there should be a small amount of resistance, but no play in the wheel.
To check for play, grab it and top and bottom and give it a really strong wiggle, then dot he same side to side. Make sure the car is on good quality jack stands, or a proper lift.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:39 AM   #17
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Re: 93 Metro keeps burning up rear wheel bearings

Here we go again. If properly assembled, the tightness of that nut will not effect the bearing in any way. There is no adjustment of play in the bearing, there is no over tightening it and crushing the bearing. The torque from that nut goes through the inner race, a solid piece of metal.

Fronts are 129 lbs/ft
Rears are 74 lbs/ft
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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Re: 93 Metro keeps burning up rear wheel bearings

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Here we go again. If properly assembled, the tightness of that nut will not effect the bearing in any way. There is no adjustment of play in the bearing, there is no over tightening it and crushing the bearing. The torque from that nut goes through the inner race, a solid piece of metal.

Fronts are 129 lbs/ft
Rears are 74 lbs/ft



In which case all the talk about torque is irrelevant, just do the damn thing up
129 lbs/ft or 74 lbs/ft isn't going to have an effect bearing life.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #19
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Re: 93 Metro keeps burning up rear wheel bearings

A basic that may have been overloked is to packe the new bearings with a wheel high quality wheel bearing service rated grease, new bearing do not come with enough grease in them, and not all greases are rated for high speed high load of wheel bearings.

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Sorry for spelling I got in a hurry.
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Re: 93 Metro keeps burning up rear wheel bearings

Late to the party. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't most wheel bearings sealed now days? Kinda hard to pack them with grease.
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