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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2000, 10:25 PM
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Welp, yesterday i went on a fairly long wheelin trip in Baby Tracker by myself up to a local trail called Coyote in the Sierra Nevada mountains.. i had it in 4-Hi for the whole trip, including when i was playing in the sand after i came down off the trail. Well anyways, I went to unlock my hubs.. and i was definately in for a surprise, i grabbed it to twist.. and with a slow reaction time, burned and blistered my right hand fairly nastily. This can't be normal, what can i do to stop them from heating up? (they were hot enough to ignite paper)... TIA

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Re: Red hot hubs

a couple of things can be going on, one your bearings are too tight, did you just re pack them or have them changed? Two your bearings have gone bad and with it probably your spindle too. Fellas help me out, but I think those are the main two culprits. Itll need work for sure. Good luck. Max

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Well, If i remember correctly, i had the bearings repacked as part of the 60,000 mile tune-up when i was trying to get it smogged (turned out to be a bad tc solenoid), do you think it was a botched job?

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how long ago was it? it sounds like they were put on too tight, but someone else should ring in on it later on today and confirm my theory. I was told that Id burn my hand if i had put the bearings in too tight, and it sounds just like what youve done, so go figure.....

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It sure sounds like the wheel bearings. Why they are getting hot might be determined when you pull them apart. Even if they were installed too tight, I would replace them. If you can get another spindle, I would replace them as well. Heat and critical components do not mix well. If in doubt about replacing them, refer to the FSM. It's a piece of cake. Hope this helps....

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It was about 3 or 4 weeks ago that i got it serviced (from now on, im doing most of the work myself though) ive never had it in 4wd for that long though, ive only taken it offroad like 4 or 5 times since i got it about a month and 1/2 ago. Burn is healing fine btw.. heh

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Re: Red hot hubs

It must be the bearings, the locking hub (Unless its broken, and spinning inside) would not cause this.
easy to tell just unbolt the outer hub and pull it apart. it should have splines on the side of it.
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Cadawg, don't pay for [censored] work!!! Go back and tell the BOZO that did the job and let him explain WHY the friggin' thing is getting so hot. Play dumb, but be informed. They don't like it when you know more then they think you know! Knowledge is power.....
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something i have seen thats not mentioned yet, is your brake calipers might be stuck or draging.it will heat the rotor and radiate to your hub.RR

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I agree with Rick, I was out Wheeling with my friend in his zuk and when we went to wach the front tire, nothing but steam. It turns out that the caliper was stuck and heated the whole rim and hub. Cost quite a bit to repair too.

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