Rear Wheel Bearing Play, Advice Needed :)
Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:54 PM
Thank you guys always a pleasure to read your advice!
Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:05 AM
The bearing is brand new, but it could have been a manufacture failure. So we tested it as well. Note the car has only done a few 1000 meters.
we measure the gap between bearing and circlip (not really relevant) which was 0.4mm
next we inspected the bearing housing which was fine:
following was the inspection of the flange and although we could feel some imperfections we could not measure them:
As we couldn´t explain what could have caused this imperfection as it´s only on one side of the flange we took it to our materials teacher who stated the material had failed maybe because the machining could have taken the hardening treatment away...
Further on the bearing showed normal play when not pressed and absolutely no play when pressed, it was perfectly fine!
Finally we put everything back together step by step. So we made another experiment when the bearing was on the arm without the flange and pressed the bearing. Absolutely no play, everything OK.
Lastly we pressed the flange into the bearing and tested it again. Guess what.... the play was back! So problem still there BUT looks like we found who is causing it as everything is pointing to the machined flange.
Could someone please confirm us our assumptions are correct? Steve please take a look at this issue, we will contact you via email as well.
Thank you all
Edited by proyecton10, 24 November 2011 - 10:07 AM.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:16 PM
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:56 AM
Do to some other problems with our brake lines we haven´t been able to roll the car and I´ll ask the guy in our team who was responsible for this problem to write up the process he did and the results.
Thanks and we will come back to you soon :)
Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:04 AM
Edited by redj, 09 February 2012 - 12:06 AM.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:29 PM
Any new suggestions? HOw did you fix yours?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:32 AM
I practice snowmobiling on weekends and work the rest week.
thank you again
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
we are going to put in a third new bearing in this week as we´ve still to much play in one position as shown in the video below (hard to film the play but we tried...). If this doesn´t work we are really running out of possible solutions as we are not being able to track down the problem. There are few pieces involved:
- suspension arm bearing housing
- bearing (already tested two bearings)
- flange (already changed the flange)
- drive shaft cv (tested with two different units)
Anyway if anyone has come across a similar problem before please give us a tip. We will update you soon hopefully with a solution :)
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:03 AM
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