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Old 10-03-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Wheels dragging?

I've mentioned this a couple times in passing in other threads but thought I'd make an official post for the issue.

When I remove the wheels and brake drums from my rear wheels and spin the spindles? hub? axle? the thing the 4 studs come out of that the drum and wheel go on. Anyway, the "wheels" (whatever the barebone wheel is called. knuckle/hub) they don't spin as freely as Wombosi's '94 DX ones do. And I'm wondering if this is really having any effect on the rollability of my car. I did a little test today driving home. P&G on a nearly flat road (it's a very slight incline) and the pulse in 5th gear from 31mph to 42mph lasted, oh I dunno, maybe 15 seconds? But the glide in neutral, the part that matters, lasted about 19 seconds from 42mph to 31mph. Does that sound about right? It seemed pretty good to me. But other times I feel like the car is dragging. If anyone with a VX or small car wants to see how long their glide from 42mph to 31mph is, I'd be keen to know! cheers

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Old 10-03-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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hmm can you see the bearings back there? if you can and have a grease gun with a needle point on it, squirt some grease in the bearings, not so much that it could squish everyehere and get on the pads tho. other than that i dunno what else it could be

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Anyway, the "wheels" (whatever the barebone wheel is called. knuckle/hub) they don't spin as freely as Wombosi's '94 DX ones do. And I'm wondering if this is really having any effect on the rollability of my car.
Those rear bearings are like the front bearings on a rear wheel drive car. Preloaded cone type bearings. You can take them apart and put in new synth grease...some use Militec worked into the grease for easier rolling. They could be over tightened. Use a manual to do them.

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