Region: Central Florida
Car #: 01 & 99
Year : '92 & '94 Posts: 137
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.
-------------------- Steven Elicati '92 Protege ITA#01 '94 Miata ITA#99
Car #: NA
SMIM: NA Posts: 125
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...
-------------------- hoop '91 Spec Miata '90 NA Beater/Track Day car '06 RSX Type S
Blue Eyes, Aquarius, hates being squeezed to the grass in SowDiv!
Car #: 97
Year : 91 Posts: 740
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.
-------------------- If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's got electrical problems.
Car #: 22
Year : 92' Posts: 296
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.
According to one of the gentlemen at Mazdaspeed the rear bearings are most likely from the same manufacturer and the OEM bearing.