Re: Rear Wheel Removal and Handling

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Posted by K.LaRue-VA on June 04, 2018 at 15:13:06 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Rear Wheel Removal and Handling posted by Kimberly on June 04, 2018 at 14:04:57:

On the 8N the single biggest reason the axle seals leak is parked on a side slope, or overfilled sump. The next most likely reason would be loose axle nuts. When they have been run loose it quickly wears out the splines in the hub, so they wobble. Once the hub is worn, tightening the axle nut just bottoms out without locking the hub in the splines. I have successfully shimmed an old hub with strips of metal in the splines. It is still tight and only oozes a little when I run on a side slope. One of these days I'm going to get around to replacing the axle seals and install a new hub.


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