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Wheel Bearing: Adjustments

Fig. 1 Checking rear wheel bearing adjustment (typical)

EXC. 4 WHEEL DRIVE MODELS

1.

Tighten axle nut to approximately 36 ft.lbs. (29 ft. lbs on Justy).

2.

Loosen nut 1/8 to 1/10 turn. Using a suitable spring scale measure starting force, Fig. 1. Starting force should be 1.9-3.2 lbs. (3.1-4.4 lbs. on
Justy).

3.

Bend lock plate to locknut in position, then install bearing cap and gasket.

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