wheel bearing nut keeps on coming loose

wheel bearing nut keeps on coming loose

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hmullie

Original Poster:

6 posts

32 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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i have a issue with a golf citi life hads the car now for a year. wheel bearing has been replaced as well as wheel hub , cvs , i now have an issue with a weel bearing that apparently come loose due to vibration(nut vibrates loose) any idea what vibration can be so severe for this to happen , the nut is torqued to specification.

sunbeam alpine

5,485 posts

147 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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A couple of questions -

Did you re-use the old nut?

Isn't it a castellated nut with a split-pin to secure it? (sorry - don't know the model)

hmullie

Original Poster:

6 posts

32 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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no it was replaced with the supplied nut on the new hub

hmullie

Original Poster:

6 posts

32 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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sunbeam alpine said:
A couple of questions -

Did you re-use the old nut?

Isn't it a castellated nut with a split-pin to secure it? (sorry - don't know the model)
no the nut was replaced with the supplied nut from the new hub , it is a lock nut which has no split pin.

sunbeam alpine

5,485 posts

147 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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You could maybe try some loctite on the threads?

Leave it a while to go off before driving.

ETA - if it's a lock nut and has come loose, you probably need a new one.

hmullie

Original Poster:

6 posts

32 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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it is a brand new lock nut supplied with the wheel bearings

sunbeam alpine

5,485 posts

147 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Can you post some pictures?

It may attract some other posters as well! smile

hmullie

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6 posts

32 months

Thursday 5th April 2018
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i am now replacing wheelbearings stearing rack (complete) all cv joints and the front engine mounting. hopefully this will solve my issue. if there is still issues it can only be one thing , bent driveshaft .i will replace that as well in the next run.