Join Date: Nov 2001
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If it weren\'t for bad luck, ...
I just finished the frame change. I jacked up the Jeep and rolled the chassis out from under it, jacked up the frame and rolled the axles out. Reassemble, roll the axles back under the frame, roll the frame back under the body.
I made a few short trips and am hearing a noise when I braked. I check the rear pads (rear disc conversion) and they're close to the squealer so I replace both sides. The e-brake cable is frozen from rust on the right side so I order a new one. New brake pads and I've still got the noise, so I think maybe it's the fronts. I take a front wheel off and they look ok but they're gonna need replaced pretty soon, so I buy a set of pads. Today, on it's first highway trip, I go after the right e-brake cable and find out I've got the rear bearings (full floater conversion) gone bad on the LEFT side.
Wouldn't it seem like with all the rolling the axles around during the frame change it would have shown up? And couldn't it have been on the same side I have to remove the wheel from to install the new e-brake cable? Guess not, huh? Oh well, guess it could have been worse. So what is the life expectancy of the wheel studs in lug removal/reinstall cycles?