Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Los Angeles/Fort Collins CO
Head scratching wheel scrape
I recently (within the last 6 weeks) just stripped the entire dana 50 TTB Off my truck and basically ďrestoredĒ it, repainting everything, new soft parts the whole 9 yards. Every ball joint, bearing, rubber piece, seal and U joint got replaced with brand new parts from hub to hub. When I reassembled it, I got about three weeks before having the driver side wheel bearing get so loose i could move the hub by hand with the wheel off. During this time I had a wheel scraping sound at all times that went away with the brakes being engaged. I thought it had to be due to the bearing being shot. The brake caliper is rubbing my wheels.
I redid the bearings on both wheels at this point (2 weeks ago) and torqued the hell out of the second spindle nut to ensure it stays tight.
Since then I still have had this scraping noise when going forward, today specifically it gets worse when turning left and goes away when turning right or hitting the brakes slightly BUT Tomorow it might act differently!!!
Itís the caliper hitting the wheel I can see the wear marks, however I have no idea how this is happening. The bearings are tight, the spindle bolts are tight to the knuckle. Iím at a loss here for ideas.
Hoping its just me looking in the wrong places maybe someone here can shed some light on me.
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