i have a 93 fox 2 door. and my back wheels are loose the lug nuts are tight but the wheels still jiggle back and forth im wondering if anyone else had a problem with this. could it be the bearings or a simple bolt problem?????? helpppppp
yeah, just looked over some of the B/A stuff I got for my brake upgrade project
wheel cylinders: made in germany - F A G
rear bearing kit: made in spain - SKF
front bearings: made in china - Meyle
rear drum springs: made in usa - no name
emergency brake cable: made in italy - no name
placed an order for Timken bearings. rather do it right, one time.
SOME BA stuff is not crappy, as mentioned it sometimes is good repackaged stuff. Also realize that I use these parts in a race car that gets hammered on so it may work perfectly fine in the real world, but at 6000 rpms for 14 hours, not so much. But in many cases they are the only game in town if I need the part "right now" as I often do. Or the cost difference for another brand is completely prohibitive for a part that likely won't end our race if it still doesn't work.
With those loose you could have caused some damage. The nut should be just tight enough that the drum still spins freely, and then get a cotter pin to hold it in and the dust cap. The nut should never back off if its installed properly. I would take em apart and repack them at a minimum, doesn't cost much money and better than having one fail on ya while driving....
Most parts houses have access to all these same parts via the individual mfgr names anyway if they really want to run a quality business. The only thing that BA does is make access to some parts a little easier, but otherwise they add no economic value to the parts.
BA is a business is that just buys and sells, and their biz model is just buying in bulk and scraping off the extra that they need to keep the lights on in their offices.
When all the parts we got came out of Germany, that's what BA was selling, and we were happy, but now that a lot of parts come out of China that's where BA parts are coming from. It's the nature of what they do.
The biggest question now is how long can they get buy with this biz model....
i allready packed them they are good as new. but the bolt was help on by a bottle cap looking thing that the pin holds the bolt in place that cap slipped over the pin and the nut moved thats what happend. so i bent it back to shape and now it drives smooth as ever =]
I just replaced my bearings and packed them with grease but there is a hum sound. I tightened the bolt to where the wheels spins freely but could I have overtightened it? Could I have not tightened it enough? I'm not sure what to do.
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I got my Timken parts...
Seals - Made in Indonesia
Front Bearing - Made in USA
Rear Inner - Made in Brazil
Rear Outer - Made in France
I also got and returned Seals that were ordered as Timken - but delivered as National Federal Mogul - Made in Mexico. Seems the two companies merged at one point - but, now that I see these parts are made all over the globe - that seems pointless. I guess everyone is doing it.