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Old 04-23-2004, 05:39 AM
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Mustang II w/Granada Rotors Wiggle

I have a Mustang II front end the car has a little shake at 70mph. While trying to find where the shake was I noticed the the passenger side front tire has a little play in it. If I grab the tire and try to rock it (while on frame stands) there is about 1/16+ of play at the edge of the tire. The drivers side does not do this.

I tried to tighten the spindle nut about 1/12 a rotation thinking it may not have been tight enough. I put the tire back on and the rocking is still there. I know it coming from this location.

What do you guys think? Put new bearings in?

What are the right bearings (part#) to put in a MII with Granada rotors?

Tim

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You have to ascertain as to whether the play is coming from the wheel bearings, ball jonit(s) or steering linkage (in this case outer tie rods and inner ball sockets).

To check for wheel bearing play, grab the tire at twelve and six o'clock and shake. If it moves, make sure it is not the ball joints and only the wheel hub.

Grab the wheel at three and nine o'clock and if something is loose, try to look behind the tire and see if the steering linkage is moving or maybe the rack mounts.

To check for ball joints, you will have to put a jack pad under the lower control arm and raise slightly, and take a long rod (jack handle) and pry the wheel assembly upwards while looking for excessive ball joint movement.

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I tried to tighten the spindle nut about 1/12 a rotation thinking it may not have been tight enough. I put the tire back on and the rocking is still there. I know it coming from this location.
You need to disassemble that wheel hub and check the bearings for wear. They need to be packed correctly and the torque on the retaining nut has to be done in a certain fashion as to prevent bearing damage.
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That's good advice.

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I can see the play is between the rotor and the spindle. I tried both 12/6 and 3/9 postions and the wobble is the same. The rest of the suspension parts are new.

If I dissassemble it I would rather put in new bearings and seals.

Does anyone know what part#'s or vehicle to ask a parts counter guy for?

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Just ask by application. The bearings and cups are the same for both vehicles.

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Thanks KULTULZ I did not know the Granada and the Mustang used the same bearings.

Thanks for the help.
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Help!

I've got Granada rotors and MII 2" drop spindles. I've had it assembled before but when I try to install the rotor now, the inner bearing wont go on the spindle! What gives? I bought the rotors with bearings installed and, like I said, I've had it together before. I even took the bearing out of the rotor and tried it. IT'S TOO SMALL!

I'm really confused!
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