so one of the holes on my hub is stripped out. I figured I would try tapping it. I have never performed this task and was curious if someone knew what size tap to use and any tips are appreciated! thanks!
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As others said, if the threads are stripped, it's junk now. Time for a new hub and bearing.
Assuming Rabbit (recheck the application, please!)....
Wheel bearing kit (bearing, snaprings (replacement required), axle nut (also need new), tie rod & ball joint nuts: $25
Wheel hub: $32.
That's assuming you're talking about the front axle. If rear, you'll need a new brake drum (and, 2 wheel bearings, and a grease seal.)
FYI: the wheel bolts are M12x1.5. But, 'stripped' = 'no threads' (read: tap won't help, as there are no threads to use - the hole is larger than it once was.)
Last edited by cuppie; 04-27-2011 at 11:07 PM.