Join Date: Nov 2012
Bronco Info: '95 Bronco XLT
Thanks for the input, guys. I'll get back in there tomorrow when I dive back in to replace all the nuts. The metallic noise just sounds too light and thin to be a nut inside a hub under 60 pounds of torque. I'll take the wheel back off and give the dust shield a few taps with a rubber mallet and then hand-spin to see if it fixes anything. The rotor/pad change was such an ordeal (my first time dealing with having to transfer hubs over to new rotors) that it was just a day's worth of chaos and pain, looking back.
If'n that doesn't cure the ills, I imagine I have to go get a special tool to remove and re-install that inner bearing? Might as well do a once-over on my ABS ring too.
Also, in the event I do have to do an entire re-grease cycle, how do I clear out the inside of the hub?
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