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does anyone know how tight the hub nut should be tightened after replacing front wheel bearings (inner and outer bearings were replaced). I hand tightened my hub nut and then locked down the allen screw. I am getting a rubbing noise now, like the bearing is not quite locked down tight enough.
I don't want to over tighten it.
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Hi, I read there should be a small amount of play when it is correct. I guess the proper way is the dial gauge but I ended up doing it by feel. I think I went slightly too tight but its been ok.
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Marct, to begin with; I had an odd noise coming from the right front wheel when breaking (especially after the wheel heated up in traffic etc.) this went on for some time (2 years) MB didn't know what it was, I couldn't figure it out, so I changed the rotors and pads on March 27 2012 and the noise persisted. I changed the inner and outer bearings and drove around the block but had a noise still (whirring,rubbing) re-tightened the hub bolt and allen screw and the noise went away for a day. last night it was back slightly. so i believe the problem lies with the proper torquing of the nut etc.
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Roger, as near as I can tell from the SSM, torque is not the measurement, play in the hub/disk is. You need to use a dial indicator to measure play in the disk/hub and tighten the nut accordingly. You really need to get the Star Service Manual(look here for info; https://www.slkworld.com/diy-section/...y-awesome.html ) if you're going to do this type of work on your car.
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Galo...thanks for the star address. Much appreciated!
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My pleasure Roger. It really is a good "manual" and well
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