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I am replacing the front wheel bearings because the bearings felt stiff to me. After removing the bearings, I realized that the bearings were stiff from the amount of preload on them and not because the grease was dried out. Could it be that they need to run this amount of preload because they are ball bearings or is there an issue with the length of the spacer pipe?



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Don't think the frt wheel brgs are preloaded,just install the axle,speedo gear, spacer on rt. side and torque the single axle end bolt at 60 ft. pds.I beleive.This puts pressure against the inner of the bearing. no preload on the brg itself.

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there cheap enough and probably ready....should be smooth and firm....your on the right track...always check em when rr tires...p.s. ...rears are harder to get out and might be ready too!!...what year?....50k mmmm...rears still good prob. unless in a damp area

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The center pipe and the inner races of the bearings work with the outside spacers and the axle.

The bearings themselves are not side loaded.
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