I'm trying to remove the rear wheel bearings from the driver's side in my 88 Justy. Can anyone help with how to accomplish this? Tire's off and we've been trying to pry it out but can't seem to figure out how it comes out.
I'm OP's bf, searching for Justy forum threads about bearings and found a post she made. Just wow.
Its an '88 4WD, rear drivers side.
Whats wrong with the wheel:
The hub will not stay perpendicular to the shaft. The weight of the car tilts it, and something is grinding inside. I can change the 'tilt' by hand when it's jacked up. Another thing is, the hub spins freely of the drive-axle, that is, I can turn the hub without the shaft or nut turning. This may or may not be normal, but I've assumed it isn't. Freely isn't quite the correct adjective, because it grinds.
From outside to inside on end of shaft: Cotter-pin, Nut, Wedge-shaped spacer, Hub, Metal cover that fits into rubber bearing-cap, bearings, etc etc. I've provided a diagram attached (middle). Take a look and my description will make more sense, as well as explanation below.
So far: I tried tightening everything up, but the washer won't fit over the spline section of the shaft. So I added a larger washer, and it tightened up, and stopped grinding for 1/4 of a block before it started again. The "wedge-shaped" spacer looks ground down, and the spot in the outer side of the hub which accepts it is ground/worn. Both are ground/worn evenly. Also, the metal bearing (cover?) just inside the hub, is worn, bent and looks like it was heated up horribly, and the inside of the hub that it fits over is worn (the car was driven for a few km in this state).
The bearings aren't *terrible*, but it seemed like they were the culprit originally, and its not a bad time to replace them. There is a small amount of play in the shaft itself.
I don't really know where to go from here, other than replacing the metal (cover?) and hub, to see if that's the problem. The way it is set up, originally I thought something was missing, or someone did a quick fix-it before they sold it, but the diagram shows its normal. The only other thing is, is the hub supposed to have splines on it so it's solid on the shaft? There are none. I don't quite understand how the shaft can turn the wheel in 4WD, with no more than a friction fit.
Post by RedRooJusty on Mar 18, 2010 10:02:10 GMT -5
**hav0c** welcome to this forum as well .
Your observations are pretty keen on the center spacer (#13), this spacer is supposed to be changed every time you remove it according to subaru. You are right it is hard to tell how bad it may be worn. This center spacer is really cheap to buy.
I suggest the whole spindle kit (#13,14,15,16) Dorman part# 05136. -O'Reilly Auto parts: Dorman part# 05136. 7.99$US and they can ship it to your nearest store for free. -Baxter Auto parts: Dorman part# 05136. 6.23$US
Next part is #14 the conical spring, obviously this is applying a distribution of force onto the center spacer, one side should have the word "OUT" stamped into it (guess which side faces OUT when installed ).
Now the torque! 108ft-lbs on the castle-nut, Then you turn more if you need to align the cotter-pin. This is really important. If not torqued correctly the center spacer will grind itself down over and over again.
You may be lucky on the wheel bearings, just re-pack them with grease while you are in there, and check again for bearing wear when everything is torqued back together. How do the splines on the axle look?
I lost a wheel on my Justy today, cotter pin broke, nut spun itself off and my wheel left the car and went exploring....I found the nut, but couldn't find the cone washer or conical washer either... but thanks to your part numbers, I have the dealership looking around for one and a few parts stores in town..
I hope they can find this kit... none of the websites you mentioned ship to Canada...
"..But a car that breaks down, overheats and coughs when asked to move is displaying some peculiarly human qualities. And that's how you can build a relationship with a car that that other people won't get..." - Jeremy Clarkson from "Love the Beast"
Post by philliptoone on Sept 7, 2018 14:53:59 GMT -5
"Next part is #14 the conical spring, obviously this is applying a distribution of force onto the center spacer, one side should have the word "OUT" stamped into it (guess which side faces OUT when installed )."
I am replacing the rear wheel bearings on the 1988 Subaru Justy. I don't see the word "OUT" stamped into the conical spring. I'm wondering if some previous owner replaced it with a washer? How important is it to have this conical spring in the assembly?
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