wheel bearing and brakes

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Val P, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. Val P

    Val P New Member

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    Hi all,
    I've owned a 2000 StarCraft Gemini for 11 months now. I'm going to inspect my wheel bearings and brakes for the first time. I've been watching a lot of videos on YouTube and getting a good grasp on it. A few things I have a question on. the castle nut tightness. I've seen a couple of different ways to do it but wanted some more input. And what's a good temperature you want to see on the wheel bearing. I plan on using a temp gun to see after driving it for a few miles. I'm getting ready for a big trip from San Jose Ca. to Sedona Az. in November.

    Thanks,
    Val
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    I tighten the nut, then back it off up to the first line up of the cotter pin. I use the back of my hand on the hubs, so warm is good, buring me is not. Make sure the brakes move when actuated, and that the magnites work when power is applied.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Keep everything clean. Good clean grease is a sign of healthy bearings. You will need to replace the seals
     
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