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Wheel Bearing Adjustment

Below are instructions on a DIY Wheel Bearing Adjustment.

Single Adjusting Nut

Tighten the adjusting nut with a 12″ wrench, at the same time turn wheel in both directions, until there is a slight bind to be sure all bearing surfaces are in contact.  Then back off adjusting nut 1/6 to 1/4 turn or to the nearest locking hole or sufficiently to allow the wheel to rotate freely within limits of .001″ to .10″ end play.  Lock nut at this position.

Double Adjusting Nuts

Tighten inner nut with 12″ wrench, while turning the wheel in both directions, until there is a slight bind so all bearing surfaces are in contact.  Then back off inner nut 1/3 turn to allow the wheel to rotate freely.  Install lock washer.  Tighten jam or outer nut.  Final bearing adjustment should be with .001″ to .010″ end play.  Lock nuts at this position.

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