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Old 07-09-2013, 10:51 AM
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Doomed? Didn't lube needle bearing...

I just replaced my front driverside hub on my 01 4x4 PSD after the bearing failed (it came off in pieces!) with a Timken unit. The instructions that came with it said nothing about needing to lube the needle bearing so I did not do so. I did put a very light coating of bearing grease on the shaft just to help with sliding the hub on. Who else didn't lube the needle bearing and lived to tell about it?

After spending 4 hours on this last night (had to do it twice as I put the f'ing brake shield on backwards) I'm really lacking the desire to pull it again, but will do it if that bearing really needs to be lubed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:56 AM
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its not a bad idea to pull and lubed it , it will be back out again prematurely
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:37 AM
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Should I be sweating the 100 miles I'll have on it by the time I get home?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:45 AM
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my crystal ball wont answer that one for ya , if it was mine id drive it that far if I had to
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Should I be sweating the 100 miles I'll have on it by the time I get home?
Fwiw I've got 20k miles on mine without greasing them. But I did fill up steering knuckle with grease.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:05 AM
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Well, I pulled it and greased them last night. Hopefully that's the last time I'll have to touch that bearing for the next 10 years.
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Ok, I will have to tell you. I replaced my right front hub on my 99.5 just before I traded it. Now here is the stupid part, I put the dust cover on backwards and had to pull it off again. The one bright spot for me and hopefully you I had it off and on in like 30 minutes. We learn from our mistakes. Good job on doing the work yourself.
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