With the needle bearing greased and ready to go, the spindle
seal (part #15) is put into position.
Note that the seal is positioned so that the cup side (open side of the seal) is
facing away from the needle bearing, as shown in the above picture.
I put a little bit of grease on the outer shaft where the
spindle seal would contact it and slid the spindle onto the outer shaft.
Keep the shaft centered in the spindle as you carefully slide it into place.
With the spindle in place, align the three holes and install the 13 mm
spindle bolts that were removed earlier. These bolts are tightened to 75
ft. lbs. At this point, you are darn near done! Not to much more and
you will have this side finished.
Take a break from all of this grease and seal stuff and lets
press the disc brake rotor and wheel hub (part
#8) together. Warn supplies new wheel studs
(part #15) with the hub kit. We used
my recently acquired hydraulic press to push the studs into place. Be sure
the studs come in full contact with the wheel hub surface.
Here is what it looks like with the studs holding everything together. I also should mention that Warn also ships the wheel hub with the inner bearing cup (part #9) and the outer bearing cup (part #7) already pressed into place. (I think that was very nice of them!) If you are wondering why the rotor is sitting on a quilt...well, it is an old quilt that sees lots of use in the garage. When you fold it in half a few times, it makes for a great knee pad while you are working (on your knees of course).
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