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SAE113 Verified Driver
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So i'm still in the process of building the'94. The front and rear suspension is in but not the dif or axles. I have to move the car so i install rotors and wheels and move the car a total of 50 ft tops. it's in it's new home and today i get it back up on jack stands and there's alot of play in rear bearings that was not there before. is it possable that rolling the car around without the axles caused damage to the bearings? is this normal and with the axles installed the play will disappear?damn this car is fighting me every step of the way.

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are the hub nuts on tight? if the bearing's were fine before the rebuild, and they aren't now, the only thing i could think would be the nut's aren't tight.

but someone here might tell me i'm wrong...

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hoop
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If the axles were out of the car, there were no hub nuts holding preload on the bearings, only the hubs. It's possible the hub slipped.
Personally, I'd replace the bearings doing a new build anyway, they're not very expensive.

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unfortunately the bearings were just checked,packed and new seals installed by the shop that installed the new bushings.

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Steven Elicati
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I have a set of old outer cv joints with no axles, just for this purpose. Rolling a car around, or just setting it on its wheels with no bearing preload can damage the bearings.

Are the bearings damaged, MAYBE
Will they be OK when torqued, MAYBE
How long will the last, Who Knows

Only you should make that decision. I know what I would do. Replace the bearings and not worry about it.

Dave

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thanks guys.

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Once again, Dave you are the answerman!

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Not to hijack, but a somewhat related question: how do the local parts house bearings compare to the OEM bearings? MazdaSpeed bearings are on backorder and I need one fairly quick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Teamfour:
Not to hijack, but a somewhat related question: how do the local parts house bearings compare to the OEM bearings? MazdaSpeed bearings are on backorder and I need one fairly quick.

Lee,

According to one of the gentlemen at Mazdaspeed the rear bearings are most likely from the same manufacturer and the OEM bearing.

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I have bought aftermarket hubs and bearing that have the Mazda part number on the boxes. Go figure???

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Stay away from the cheaper line of parts house bearings. I have had lots of those get loose in only a weekend or two. the premium line seems to be fine.

I would also stay away from Timken brand rear bearings. You would expect them to be premium parts, but they only last a session or two before they get loose.

dave

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Oh good! The spare I've been carrying is a Timken.
I'll have to get another.
Thanks Dave!

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