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Wheel wobble...

Postby SundaySailor » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:55 am

Good morning folks! Over the weekend, I was driving my cub around, and noticed the right front wheel wobbling a bit. I'm thinking I need to (hopefully) tighten the bearings. My past experience with automobiles and boat trailers tell me to just remove the dust cover on the hub with the wheel jacked up. Remove the cotter pin, and tighten the nut holding the wheel on. I don't have my manuals just yet, so could someone help me out on this? I need to do this quickly, as I hope to move soon, and the shop I have at my disposal right now has concrete floors which are ideal for a floor jack to help out. Does the dust cover on the cub screw off, or is it just about the same as on boat trailers and automobiles of years ago?

Thanks in advance,

Rick
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:07 am

The dust cap threads off. Other than that, everything is the same.
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Postby SundaySailor » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:11 am

That info is needed. I'm assuming (oh, I hate that part) that the dust cap is right hand threaded, right?

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Postby Bigdog » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:20 am

Yep.
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Postby cjpenny89 » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:23 am

does anyone happen to know the size of the wheel nut off the top of there head? I have to try and tighten my wheel up also and what to make sure I have a socket big enough to do the job. thanks
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:51 am

You won't need a socket. I always use a pair of channel lock pliers. The nut doesn't get tightened very tight. I usually tighten the nut until the bearings start to drag and then back off to the first castellation and insert the cotter pin. Or were you referring to the size of the cap?
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Postby cjpenny89 » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:30 pm

no big dog you gave me the right information!
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:36 pm

Sunday, make sure the wobble is the wheel bearing and not where the steering knuckle goes on the top of the spindle. if it's one of the old ones with the pointed set screw, they are bad to break leaving the point in side the shaft. If it is broken off, there is a hole on the back side you can stick a punch in and drive the broken point out. learned that last part the hard way after I spent half an hour trying to drill and tap the hardened to point to pull it out.
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Postby rleggitt » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:05 pm

Boy Howdy John,

One sure can learn alot by putting the mind in gear before putting the mouth in motion. Especially on this board. And by reading the fine
print "FIRST". I never knew that you could do what you said. I have one
like this and I done gon an fetchd a 'hole new frunt eand.

But thanks anyway. :lol: :cry: :lol: :lol: :cry: :lol:

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Thanks John

Postby SundaySailor » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:10 am

I will check for that also. Everything like this especially when the tractor is already jacked up, makes a difference.

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:24 am

Forgot to mention, that if it is a setscrew, there are 2 different thread pitches.
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