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RioVerde
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5th Mar 08 at 19:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My cousin (mechanic) is doing this at the weekend and said to get some wheel bearing grease as need to take the bearings out to do it,is this right?.....had new cables fitted about a year ago and the handbrake is really slack and does'nt hold well
SCOTTY.1
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5th Mar 08 at 19:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes mate the bearing just sits in the drum and always falls out when removing the drum so get an old rag an some grese
RioVerde
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5th Mar 08 at 20:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what kinda grease ?
Joe
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5th Mar 08 at 20:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can do it on the cable over the rear beam?
SCOTTY.1
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5th Mar 08 at 21:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

normal clear grese should do the trick m8 it will b seized the part of the axle always is
RioVerde
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5th Mar 08 at 21:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers mate
Stu-G
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5th Mar 08 at 22:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just tighten it up with the adjuster in the middle of the rear beam, maul grips and a spanner will do the job, may need sum wd-40 but easy enough!!
RioVerde
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6th Mar 08 at 23:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so do i need grease or not???????

 
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