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Broken Wheel Bearing?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by IrishCJ6, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Sep 30, 2018
    IrishCJ6

    IrishCJ6 Member

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    Latest issue, this happened on the drive home. Think the wheel bearing has let go
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    Just another thing to repair
     
  2. Sep 30, 2018
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    or just loose
    either way, no bueno.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2018
    IrishCJ6

    IrishCJ6 Member

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    Unfortunately it's not loose, failed after an event, got fairly warm as the grease was bubbling :banghead:

    I heard a noise that sounded strange but my Jeep is so noisy anyway I couldn't figure out where it was coming from, went to brake and pedal went to the floor and it launched me sideways nearly into a stone wall.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    thing that can happen...normaly you will get a spongy brake pedal when before the bearing destroy itself
     
  5. Oct 1, 2018
    Keys5a

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    Any number of things that could have failed, but bearings would be high on the list. The spindle still looks straight.
    We'll need pictures when you get it apart.
    -Donny
     
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  6. Oct 1, 2018
    SIDSCJ

    SIDSCJ Jeep addict

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    See thru brake rotor is a unique option, rarely seen.......
     
  7. Oct 2, 2018
    heavychevy

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    Hope you come out with minimal cost and downtime. Some of the new parts are not as good made as they once were.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2018
    IrishCJ6

    IrishCJ6 Member

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    The thought of getting away lightly with this incident evaporated after I took the hub off
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    It only got worse from there

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    I think I can salvage the hub

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    It was a real mess, spindle is shagged, bearing cage welded it's self to it, Warn hub destroyed. Only bit of good news was the other side is perfect
     
  9. Oct 5, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Don't write off the spindle too quickly- a little work with the grinder, a chisel, BFH & file might surprise you.
     
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  10. Oct 5, 2018
    IrishCJ6

    IrishCJ6 Member

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    Can you rebuild Warn locking hubs?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2018
    sterlclan

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    that hub did its very best to hold the wheel on,i give it a salute.
     
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