GU patrol wheel bearings

Submitted: Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:07
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Hi,

Can anyone give me an idea of what nut is used on the front wheel bearings. I know the GQ is 53 mm would be great if it's the same on the GU.

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:53

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:53
There is no nut on my GU 99 DX.
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Reply By: davidta - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 09:15

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 09:15
Hi
The nut on my '02 GU is turned by a tool with 2 pins going into 2 holes in the nut.
The hole centres are 53 mm apart.
I made a tool to do this, as Nissan wanted over $200 for theirs & I never looked for an aftermarket one.
David
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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 09:35

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 09:35
David,
On the subject of wheel bearings, the Gregorys manual says to remove the free wheeling hub assembly, does it just pull off (after removing the bolts of course) or does it need to be tapped off with a soft faced hammer?

Rob
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 10:26

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 10:26
Rob,

Mine in the GQ generally had to be sofly tapped to release.
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Follow Up By: davidta - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 11:16

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 11:16
Yeah, I think I used a hard hit with the palm of my hand last time to get it off - certainly not really stuck on.
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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:23

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:23
Thanks,

Rob
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:48

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:48
Thanks
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:55

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:55
Thanks David,

Any idea on the size of the pins needed, at 53mm apart??
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Reply By: Of Mice & Men - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:17

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:17
Hi Austravel,
As mentioned above, it is not a nut, but more like a keeper plate with a series of holes. If I were you I wouldn't waste time or money on a spanner. The keeper plate is held in place by two phillips head screws, & once these are removed, the keeper plate can usually be removed by hand. When it comes time to re-apply the keeper, thus pre-loading your wheel bearings, this job can easily be done by a pin punch & hammer. Easy job to do, easier then having nuts & tab washers anyway.
Have Fun, OM&M.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:49

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 15:49
Thanks, not sure about having fun, I truely hate doing this job.
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Follow Up By: rustytruck - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 21:01

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 21:01
If you use a pin punch make sure you have a striped apron on! There is a specific torque and procedure to be used - as detailed in the manual, or the Gregory's manual - use it! I had the dreaded wheel wobble on the GU when the incorrect procedure was used for reassembly - by a dealer. When I did it again at home in the approved manner, the wobble was gone. The tool for reassembly is very easy to make with a bit of steel, two bolts and a touch of weld on the bolts to ensure they stay positively located and a nut or cut off bolt in the centre for the torque wrench.
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 16:40

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 16:40
Automatic hubs must be locked before removal
Punch and hammer is a bit rough - tool is easily made - picture in Gregory's Manual - dimensions listed in another reply
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