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  1. #1
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    Xjs front hubs checks

    Hello,
    Whilst wandering past my front wheels, as you do, decidedto give the front wheel a rock top and bottom whilst it was on the ground...
    Slight rock felt knock.....
    Checked other side and the same play rock there which didnt feel normal....
    Jacked wheel up and still that rock, play...
    Dug out the jag manual. Romoved caliper and hub, taper bearings looked ok so put hub back and tightened hub nut with spanner until felt resistance whilst turning hub then backed off 1 flat of nut, replaced lock washer and new split pin.
    Replaced caliper withnew lockwire(bloody lock wire), put wheel back on and presto play now gone.
    How often do you check your front hubs for play and adjust?
    Btw i also greased until came out of hub cap hole as well...

    Got the other side to do
    Any other better methods than manual?
    Regards
    Gav
    AK Ls1/t56
    Body on April 2014
    Passed IVA March 2017
    Registered April 2017.

  2. #2
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    You could measure the end float with a dial test indicator - IIRC the XJ40 manual (effectively the same bearing setup with a different spindle design) lists an end float.. in the end, the bearings seemed so tight once I'd hit the desired end float that I went back to the "tight, back off, finger tight" method.

    I'll let you know how long the bearings last when it finally hits the road
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