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Re: Wheel Bearing Failure

Since nobody else mentioned it, my shop manual says to torque the wheel
nuts with the weight of the car on the wheels (which is what I did)  It's
in a little warning box on page 40.5, bottom right.  

Actually, it says: 
Warning - Do not remove and install axle nut with vehicle on a hoist.
Lower vehicle to ground.


At 11:55 AM 7/18/1999 EDT, JJK1204@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 7/18/99 6:38:43 AM Central Daylight Time, 
>tnestor1@fcgnetworks.net writes:
><<  A common
> mistake is to press the hub into the bearing, then install the strut, mount
> the wheel and roll the car to another corner of the driveway/ garage before
> installing the axles. Of course, we are assuming the bearings were carefully
> pressed in by the outer race in the first place.
>  >>
>Didn't come down off the jack stands until I torqued the axles. No way to 
>know about how they we installed, since I didn't have my press until two 
>weeks ago. (Maybe the Audi wanted to be the first job on the press, beating 
>out my Alfas!) I had to rely on the NAPA guy to do the job properly. I am 
>tending to believe that the bearing installation is the problem unless I
>of others having problems with bearing quality.
>John Katos