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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2003, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Help! with hubs!!!

Brakes are fixed. I think the new rubber bushings take place of the metal/rubber ones in the manual. Okay, here's the question:

('82 CJ-7 with stock hubs on dana 30 axle)
I can't get my hubs back on! They don't go on far enough to get the c-clip in the groove. If I put them on backwards (dust cover facing out) there's enough room. For some reason they won't go on the right way. I even gave them a good love tap with a hammer to no avail. Any ideas?

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Re: Help! with CJ calipers and hubs!!!

Take one of the bolts from the hub assembly and put it in the axle shaft. The rod in the middle with all of the splines on it, that the C-clip goes on. if you pull that gently out, you should get just enough clearance to get that C-clip on. I tried everything two months ago to get the rotor on...i kicked and kicked with both feet, but slowing down, and pulling out in the middle and pushing the rotor on, did the trick for me. Good luck

Also, i do believe mine wobbled until i started bleeding the system and getting some pressure in the caliper. Again, good luck

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Re: Help! with CJ calipers and hubs!!!

I believe there is some kind of plastic bushing that the caliper bolt rides in, because its a tight rubbing kind of fit when you pull it thru, not loose. If yours had one, where did it go?

The splined end of the axle sticks out thru the spindle. It has some play in and out. It's probably just resting inward so that not enough is sticking out to get the circlip around it. You can reach around behind the knuckle (u joint side) with a screwdriver and gently apply pressure to the axle to move it outward. I seem to recall you can pry against the metal ring that helps keep dirt out axle tube end.
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Re: Help! with CJ calipers and hubs!!!

Thanks for the help guys! A prybar in the universal joint gave me enough room for the c-clip. I'm back in business.
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