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Old July 24th 05, 05:17 AM
gary
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Default How easily should rear axels spin??

2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums to
have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue spinning
if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.

Thanks
Gary


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Old July 24th 05, 07:36 AM
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"gary" wrote: "2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels
and drums to have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both
sides there is friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not
continue spinning
if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle."

Won't hurt.

Sarge


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Old July 24th 05, 01:38 PM
Matt Whiting
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gary wrote:

> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums to
> have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
> friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue spinning
> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>
> Thanks
> Gary
>
>


It is normal. As long as there is no play and the bearings aren't
noisy, you are fine.


Matt
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Old July 24th 05, 01:39 PM
Matt Whiting
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Sarge wrote:

> "gary" wrote: "2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels
> and drums to have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both
> sides there is friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not
> continue spinning
> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle."
>
> Won't hurt.
>
> Sarge
>
>


It'll hurt your wallet replacing things that don't need to be replaced.


Matt
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Old July 24th 05, 02:05 PM
N8N
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gary wrote:
> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums to
> have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
> friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue spinning
> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>
> Thanks
> Gary


Probably wouldn't hurt to re*pack* the bearings but unless they look
bad no need to replace them. The friction is probably from the brakes
dragging anyway which is normal.

nate

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Old July 24th 05, 04:21 PM
Paul
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gary wrote:
>
> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums to
> have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
> friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue spinning
> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should I
> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>
> Thanks
> Gary


The bearings are packed with grease. The hubs by themselves won't spin
because of the grease. Not enough mass.
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Old July 24th 05, 09:11 PM
gary
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"N8N" > wrote in message
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>
> gary wrote:
>> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums
>> to
>> have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
>> friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue
>> spinning
>> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should
>> I
>> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Gary

>
> Probably wouldn't hurt to re*pack* the bearings but unless they look
> bad no need to replace them. the friction is probably from the brakes
> dragging anyway which is normal.
>
> nate
>


How would the brakes affect them if the drums are off?


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Old July 24th 05, 09:12 PM
gary
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No play there, no noise, thanks for the info.

Gary

"Matt Whiting" > wrote in message
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> gary wrote:
>
>> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums
>> to have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there
>> is friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue
>> spinning if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal
>> or should I replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Gary

>
> It is normal. As long as there is no play and the bearings aren't noisy,
> you are fine.
>
>
> Matt



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Old July 24th 05, 09:12 PM
gary
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That is what it feels like. They spin easier with the tires on. Thx

Gary

" Paul " <"=?x-user-defined?Q?=AB?= Paul
> wrote in message
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> gary wrote:
>>
>> 2000 grand caravan drum brakes rear. I pulled off the wheels and drums
>> to
>> have look at the brakes and gave the hubs a spin. On both sides there is
>> friction, i.e. they do not spin unhindered. They will not continue
>> spinning
>> if you give them a spin they stop immediately. Is this normal or should
>> I
>> replace the wheel bearings. 125,000KM on the vehicle.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Gary

>
> the bearings are packed with grease. the hubs by themselves won't spin
> because of the grease. Not enough mass.



 




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