[Vwdiesel] Left Front Wheel Locking Up...?

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 4 22:41:04 PST 2008

Sounds lik ethe wrong outer CV joint on your new axle. There are a couple of 
different designs, and for instance, I put a mk2 outer on a rabbit just to 
move it (so not to damage the wheel bearing) and it locked up when tightened

Tony Hoffman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Photo Bug" <photobug1 at hotmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 12:17 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Left Front Wheel Locking Up...?

I'm clueless on this.  I replaced the left axle shaft because of failing CV 
joint. I replaced the left front wheel bearing, just starting to grind and 
could be wobbled.  I torqued the axle nut to 175 ft/lb, but when I did that, 
the wheel locks up.  Loosen it a little and no problem.  OK, admittedly, the 
torque wrench I use is nowhere near the most expensive.  Is the wheel lockup 
because I have overtorqued it? The local machine shop removed the old wheel 
bearing assembly and re-installed the new wheel bearing.  Thanks to all!
Tom Norris
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