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post #1 of 14 Old 03-08-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rear hub seal job from hell, please help

Decided to do the rear hub seals, rotors and pads. Everything was going smooth until putting everything back together. Axle went in nice but The caliper was about a 1/4" away from the hub and if I used the bolts to tighten it, then the rotor would seize up. I then decided that my hub was not seated all the way, so I tightened it up and now the caliper bolts on nicely but now for whatever reason I can't get my axles in. The splines slide in but then they just stop with about a 1/4" before meeting the hub.

How far should the hub slide on?

Any help? I used this thread:
Welcome to camodown's Rear Hub Seals and Parking Brake repairs
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Is that thing supposed to come off with the original seal (the part that has a larger diameter than the spindle)
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Wow, answering all my questions. That part was of the original seal. Everything goes on smooth now.

Any help with getting the axles back in though would be great, its getting dark
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Interesting. Did you ever figure it out?
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Guess there was a small lip causing the axle to catch on it. Smoothed it out and it popped in.
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I did the exact same thing only i tried to to force it on... Had to buy a new hub and sealbut learned a good lesson!!
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Is that thing supposed to come off with the original seal (the part that has a larger diameter than the spindle)
I'm hoping this piece in the pic is part of the hub seal, I went ahead and pulled it off today but haven't purchase my seals yet and started second guessing whether it should have come off or is another seal to purchase?

It was pressed on pretty good, had to use a theaded puller to get it off. Will it just get pressed back on properly with tighting the hub nut? Any tips or advice for reassembly?
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Ya that's part of the seal. They always break into two pieces when removing the hub. When putting it back on, torque the click/lock nut thing to 60 lb ft and back off five clicks with new bearings or 7 clicks when reusing the bearings. That's what my one shop manual says.

Hub will feel fairly tight, but you have to seat the new seal.

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I had a Hanes manual and it said something about the 5 and 7 clicks as well, I didn't pay attention to the torque then back off but I didn't read in depth on the install, mostly removal for the moment. I have 120K on the truck and the bearings look good, no signs of any problems and they roll free and easy, would it be advisable to replace or keep running them? I just dread the though of getting the races out so I'm leaning hard toward running them till another seal leak LOL.
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Id keep em till they go bad. My truck has 280k kms and mine looked fine.
I need to redo my rear seals since I needed to buy new ebrake parts...worst part of the job is putting the 37's back on the hub lol
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