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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:51 AM
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I've reused plenty.
So have I, but they aren't made to be reused, and I have seen cars come in with loose wheel bearings as a result of this.
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So have I, but they aren't made to be reused, and I have seen cars come in with loose wheel bearings as a result of this.
interesting I presumed they were reused but I could see worn washers causing seating issues
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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:14 AM
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I would be curious at how they became loose---were the tabs so fragile from bending that they flexed back and the nut spun? I definitely haven't reused any that were that weak, and even have a difficult time believing that my reused ones could be that weak. The keyed flat spot has no way to spin and the tab would have to bend way back to allow any slop. From a totally mechanical perspective, and as long as it is still intact and bent against the nut, I don't see any way that they could cause the slop. I would suspect that the slop was created through bearing wear or improper original assembly. That said, I bet most people don't understand the principle of how to bend the tab back onto the nut. It isn't a matter of bending it back--it is also where you bend it back. You bend the tab back against the corner of the nut that, were it to back off, would be the first to hit the nut, not "just" the flat spot on the nut. Most folks don't know that... and I bet the ones that you saw loosen were not bent correctly...

Now if you have seen them fail and the nut slip back, that is an entirely different scenario and of course that would cause it. But otherwise, I just don't see it...
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^^ Chris- hit the nail on the head....or the lock washer! ^^


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The flat spot can become rounded causing the clock washer to be ineffective. When that happens the nuts will loosen or tighten depending on what side of the vehicle it is on. I have seen this happen.
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IIRC I reused the washer from the 10spline stub axle.
Remember: the 10 spline and 24 spline washers are totally different.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post607969

You must get the keyed, thin washer - not the RRC washer.

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Remember: the 10 spline and 24 spline washers are totally different.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post607969

You must get the keyed, thin washer - not the RRC washer.

I am using the disco washer for sure. I was thinking the big washer against the bearing was thinner based on what youd said. I always replace the locking tab. FWIW my most recent "genuine" locking washers wouldnt fit on the stub axle, the ID was to small.
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