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Hawaiian Bob posted 07-03-2003 11:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hawaiian Bob   Send Email to Hawaiian Bob  
I have a used set off an old axle and am wondering if they were installed correctly. They are composed of a spring, an oil filling nipple and a plastic inset as well as 2 snap rings. Do the spings go behind the nipple ( toward the hub)or in front of it ( toward the bonnet). When I disasenbled the old one it, the sring was in front of the nipple.
Jarhead posted 07-04-2003 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Springs on the outside [in front].

The idea is that when you fill the unit the spring moves outward [tightens] thus putting presure on the grease inside to keep the bearings lubed. As the greese is used the spring moves the cap inward and allows you to see when it's time to relube.

Hope you can understand my poor attempt of the explanation...

Dr T posted 07-04-2003 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
If you want the full blown elaboration on JH's explanation, see
http://www.bearingbuddy.com/ .

It even has pictures.

tds

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