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redtruckfarm wrote:On the left wheel, one wheel bolt was complete missing. Is this a specific bolt or can I replace at a decent auto store?
redtruckfarm wrote:What is the best way to clean parts these days?
Depends on the size of the part, parts location, type of crud, and what you can get away with.redtruckfarm wrote:What is the best way to clean parts these days? I don't have a parts cleaner.
ntrenn wrote:I just wiped out the 50 year grease and then used kerosene, but brake cleaner, simple green any detergent should do fine. Pack the bearings by hand and rotate them to squeeze the grease into the roller gaps before putting them back on.
While you are there, you might check the steering play at the worm wheel shaft. Both of mine had about 1/4 turn of slop that showed up as vertical movement of the worm wheel shaft. It's about a 10 minute job to unclamp the arm, tighten the worm nut, then reclamp the arm. Took about 75% of my steering play out. Don't get it too tight, as your steering will take Popeye to turn if you do.
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