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Old 07-07-2019, 07:53 PM
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Hub bearing and hub question

I have a 91 Maxima 5 speed. I'm having trouble finding new hubs anywhere as they are discontinued. But when I looked at the bearings themselves. It's the same part number from 89- 99???. So my question is if the bearing is the same part number would the 95-99 hub fit? . I couldn't find diameter specifications for the hub. But if it's the same bearing? Does it supercede the discontinued part?
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are the hubs damaged or do you just have a noisy wheel bearing?
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The hub is damaged. The new bearing slides right over it
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hmm i searched and cant find any front hubs either, you might be stuck with getting a junkyard hub and maybe swapping out the bearing while youre at it
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:34 AM
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are the hubs damaged or do you just have a noisy wheel bearing?
I once had a 91 se 5 m/t maxima
before I sold it I noticed the cheap parts store Passenger cv axle's carrier bearing was making a rub,rub,rub noise
consistant with wheel speed
I knew that was it when I spray lubed the carrier bearing and the noise stopped a few times
Did you lift the front and check for play?

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Yea I actually replaced the hub bearing last year saw it had play and slapped it back on. But what I did do was fill the gap with feeler gauges and put 4 spot welds to hold it in place lol. Feels great. I tried getting them from a junkyard but the closest one wants 200 to ship it to Chicago. There is one junkyard within 100 miles and I have a couple things off that one already.. I also found a place that will add material to the old hub and cut it to size. I am going to do it with the junkyard spindle that I'm ordering this weekend.
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find a machine shop
bring your hub and bearing to them.
ask them what they can do to solve the problem.

they will probably machine down the messed up hub and press a sleeve over it.

why wouldn't a 4th gen hub work in this case?
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Yea I actually replaced the hub bearing last year saw it had play and slapped it back on. But what I did do was fill the gap with feeler gauges and put 4 spot welds to hold it in place lol. Feels great. I tried getting them from a junkyard but the closest one wants 200 to ship it to Chicago. There is one junkyard within 100 miles and I have a couple things off that one already.. I also found a place that will add material to the old hub and cut it to size. I am going to do it with the junkyard spindle that I'm ordering this weekend.
holy cow...that's a little...rigged. but if it works then it works.
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There is an old farmer's trick: put a stick weld along the inside circumference of the knuckle. This will collapse it. All you have to do is grind or machine the weld flush with the surface.
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find a machine shop
bring your hub and bearing to them.
ask them what they can do to solve the problem.

they will probably machine down the messed up hub and press a sleeve over it.

why wouldn't a 4th gen hub work in this case?
That's what I just said they were going to do when I get the junkyard ones. They are going to press them for me too. And the inner spline is a different size ....too big.
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That's what I just said they were going to do when I get the junkyard ones. They are going to press them for me too. And the inner spline is a different size ....too big.
is the inner race the same. you can always frankenstein the CV axle by swapping the outer piece with a 4th gen axle.
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is the inner race the same. you can always frankenstein the CV axle by swapping the outer piece with a 4th gen axle.

The axle rebuilders told me the tulip is a different size. Machine. Shop it is
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