[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
----- 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!
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