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Old 10-12-2018, 08:25 AM
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Getting a howl in the passenger side hub. Took it apart and found metal all over the place. After getting the locking hub out I notice there was a c clip that fell off it. It holds a coupler which the C clip was way over sized and never locked it in. The wheel is tight but internal to the spindle something happen and I'm not sure what. Where can you get rebuild kits for these?

The axle has wicked play which leads me to believe it is a bearing or the small needle bearing. Maybe that is what got chewed to pieces.
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What do you guys think of the nylon spindle bearings?
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Nylons are for legs. I have never needed to replace the needle bearings in the spindle, yet. But then again I do mine every 25K miles.
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I usually grease the crap out of them but I got to thinking,... getting a grease needle and going through the spline to help that needle bearing. Nylon sounds like a terrible idea actually... heat forgiving material etc etc.
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I made a tool from a spindle nut a piece of black iron pipe , a welch plug ( freeze plug ) , and a grease fitting . You can screw the tool onto the spindle threads and use a grease gun to pack the spindle and bearing full of grease easily .
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Would you have a picture of your specialty tool?
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Im intrigued as well!
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I was able to get all my seals and bearings from NAPA or RockAuto. But I didn't replace the needles.

I'd like to see that tool as well.
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Rockauto has the bearings as:
Tinken, National, SKF B2414

Bearing/seal kit as National SBK3

Individual seals listed under 'spindle hub seal'...

I haven't had issues with that bearing... in solid axle trucks over the last 20 years. To me it seems in regular servicing of the axle (repack hub bearings, re&re ujoints, balljoints, inner shaft seals, etc) there's enough opportunity to check on it.
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I’m not smart enough to post a picture . I guess one thing I can not fix is my stupidity . PM be a phone number or email and I can send it and maybe you and post the photo . It works well I use it often
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Rockauto has the bearing/seal kit as Dana 706527X or ACDELCO SBK1

I haven't had issues with that bearing... in solid axle trucks over the last 20 years. To me it seems in regular servicing of the axle (repack hub bearings, re&re ujoints, balljoints, inner shaft seals, etc) there's enough opportunity to check on it.
Says for a dana 35-44?
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Says for a dana 35-44?
Ooops... wrongly assumed they were only showing D60 parts for a diesel W250. Numbers fixed.
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Got mine over at quad4x4, I'll take it apart this week if they get here.
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Someone send me an email address by PM , I have pictures of the tool I made , I’ll send them to you and maybe you can post .
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