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 Posted: 07-29-2011 10:55 pm
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Mason Jones

Joined: 06-03-2011
Location: Austin, Texas USA
Posts: 97
While replacing the calipers I decided to replace the bearings as well. When I pulled the left hub I saw that the inner grease seal had a couple of layers of metal shaved off of it.

Looking at the base of the spindle there is a metal "shroud" or "flange" (not sure what to call it) that was rubbing on the seal. When I reassembled the hub with new bearings and seal, the new seal seemed to bump that "flange" and will not go on all the way.

I'm pretty sure I pressed the races and the seal all the way in. I took the right hub off to compare and it does not have this metal flange.

As a test I put the left hub on the right side and it goes right on no problem. Tightens up and spins smoothly.

So my question is, what is this metal thing on the lefthand side and can I just remove it?