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packing bearings for spindles

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Here is one I can't remember. When packing bearings with grease for new spindles, rotors, and of course bearings. Should grease be stuffed in the rotor cavity or is packing the bearings all that is needed. This is for a 56 chevy. Thanks.
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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/wheel-b ... cking-101/

See steps 13 and 14.
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13. When it comes to actually packing the bearing, it's pretty simple: Place a good-sized dollop of grease in the palm of one hand and push the bearing into it with the other, rotating and pressing the bearing into the grease several times. Make sure all sides and areas of the bearing are thoroughly immersed in the grease.
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14. Next, slip the brake rotor back onto the spindle and liberally spread more wheel bearing grease around the inside of the hub.
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Thank you sir. It's been so long and I guess I'm getting too old to remember. :lol:
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I have one of these at the shop but it rarely gets used any more:
https://www.lislecorp.com/specialty-too ... ing-packer

At home I just stick them in a plastic bag with a handful of grease and work it in. I have always put some in the cavity in the spindle also.
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BillK wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:27 pm I have one of these at the shop but it rarely gets used any more:
https://www.lislecorp.com/specialty-too ... ing-packer

At home I just stick them in a plastic bag with a handful of grease and work it in. I have always put some in the cavity in the spindle also.
Thank u sir. Appreciate the advice.
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With an open taper roller, such as spindle bearings, I just liberally pack the bearing itself and that's it ...... the excess usually finds it's way into the cavity or cap, where it slightly dries out and mostly stays put

If it's not too crusty, it then mostly gets smeared back onto the races during subsequent maintenance ..... I'm sure someone could find fault with this, but I doubt we've not all done it at some time or other :wink:

I've never understood the idea that grease could find it's way back out of the cavity or cap into the bearing of it's own accord, not as would make much difference anyway

Sealed cavity well bearing units specifically designed for oil lubrication, yes ...... but not grease

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