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Author Topic: rear HD hub install question  (Read 56 times)

remingtongoose77

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rear HD hub install question
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
Hi,

I'm completely rebuilding my truck ground up. I'm finally at the stage of putting the rear hubs back on. I rebuilt them with new bearings and races. Its been months since I saw these parts on the truck. Does anyone know the procedure for installation. Specifically how to you sent the free play in the rear hub with the double nuts?

Any help advice or experiences would be great.

Thanks

RPF207

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Re: rear HD hub install question
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 08:44:25 AM »
Have never rebuilt a HD rear end but have done 14bolts and Dana 60s. I have a feeling they assemble in the same fashion. First, grease the heck outta those bearings. If you haven’t yet go buy a bearing greasing tool and really put the grease to it. Install both races and bearings and slide the hub on. Install the thrust washer if it has one then Take your first bearing nut and torque to spec while rotating the hub. Then install the lock washer and second nut. And then put grease all over everything. This is only a general idea of an assembly on a full floating axle. Again, I have never done a GM spec Dana 80 but I am assuming the parts are similar
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 08:47:07 AM by RPF207 »
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

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