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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2002, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Anyway to fix a spun race?

I repacked the front wheel bearing on my CJ last week and noticed I could spin the race with my hand. I don't know of anyway to fix it but thought someone on this board might have come up with a sure fire fix for it. Anyone have a spare hub for cheap?
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Inner or outer? The inner is not a press fit, I wouldn't say you could "spin" it but you can turn it. If the spindle is worn, it can be replaced easily. It's bolted to the knuckle. If it's the outer, I'd say replace the hub. There is an epoxy with powdered aluminum made for this but I have no experience with it.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Its the outer. I think the spindle if fine. The epoxy sounds good, maybe worth a shot. Wonder where I could find out more about it? Hope someone here can tell us more.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

both permatex and loctite make a high strength thread locker that can be used for press fit applications or i have also knocked the race out and taken a punch and made little dents all around where the race fits then drive the race back in it will fit tighter . hope this helps ya.... dave
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Use a center punch and go around the inside of the hub about every 1/8-1/4". Then clean all the grease off the hub and race add a few drops of red loctite around the thick end of the race and reinstall the race. It would be best to let it dry overnight but if your in a hurry put it back on the Jeep but don't drive it for 12 hours.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

NO NO NO NO NO!

DO NOT use epoxy (not made for this application), blue, or red Loctite. It will not hold. I have repaired dozens of such problems (vehicles, pumps, electric motors, grinders). Loctite, if you look around, makes a compound called "Seal and Bearing Retainer", that is specifically designed for this application. You will need to punch the surface like previously mentioned, then add this, then set the race. This stuff is a permanent fix, I have never had another problem with a spun race, and I've been using this for the last decade or so. If you can't find the Loctite at an automotive store, try a pump or piping supply house, they usually carry it.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Ah, we have a winner! Thanks a bunch JEEPN!
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Jeepn's right again. I used to work maintenance in a paper plant. When a major process went out, it could mean downtime of days to properly repair. We also used the Seal &amp; Bearing stuff (I think it's <font color="green">GREEN</font color>) with very good success. Take your time when knurling (term for dinking w/ center punch). Too much and it'll be too tight, too little and the green stuff won't do any good. As previously mentioned, clean it VERY good before applying the Loctite.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Yes, it is green, thanks Dave.
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Re: Anyway to fix a spun race?

Worked in a paper plant huh? That would explain the smell! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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