REAR AXLE BEARING

  • 31 Oct 2020 4:53 PM
    Message # 9337861

     I have a 74 TR6.  I am having rear axle issues. On the right side I have a slight dragging type noise and when I jack the wheel up off the ground I get a slight back and forth wobble.

    I believe that the hub bearing is starting to go.

    I wanted to know if any club TR owners have gone through the hub bearing replacement.

    Thanks,

    Jerry (jerryjwojcik@gmail.com)

    (508) 292-4956

  • 27 Jan 2021 12:15 PM
    Reply # 10037191 on 9337861

    Hello Jerry, I just noticed your entry to the CCBCC forum about your rear hub issues. I had a bad rear hub on my 71 TR6 which I finally addressed in July of 2018.

    I purchased the complete hub assembly from the Roadster factory. (From everything I've read, replacing the bearing alone is a very difficult task). I purchased TRF's P/N HP243 and paid $350 for it. When It arrived it was easy to see that the beautifully machined assembly was manufactured in eastern PA by Good Parts. Refer to this link: Rear Hub Assembly, Heavy Duty, for Original Axle, TR4A – TR6 | Good Parts

    The current price on the Good Parts website appears to be $349. Attached is a scan of the installation instructions that came with the assembly and a page from the Triumph shop manual.

    I also found a very detailed account of a hub replacement by a member of the Central PA Triumph Club. Here's a link:  http://www.cptc.org/tech_tips/Refitting%20New%20Rear%20Hubs%20to%20the%20TR6.pdf

    If for some reason the link doesn't work, let me know and I can scan it and send you a PDF. It's 4 pages long with lots of photos but a helpful article.

    As it turns out I did not install the new hub assembly myself as I was, at the time, in need of replacing another hub of sorts ... my left hip. I took the TR6 to Steve at De Car Classics in Orleans (508-240-0333). He quoted it as a 2 hour job and charged me $200. Money well spent at the time.

    If you have any questions let me know.

    Bill Mahoney    203-521-9207

    wemahoney.51@gmail.com

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  • 27 Jan 2021 12:28 PM
    Reply # 10037219 on 9337861

    Looks like my earlier posting did not load well on to the forum.

    Here's my reply in a word file, attached.

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  • 28 Jan 2021 2:11 PM
    Reply # 10043814 on 9337861

    Thanks, Bill for rear axle information.

    I did send mine toi CA to be rebuilt. All installed now, but need a test drive.

    Jerry

  • 03 Feb 2021 5:13 PM
    Reply # 10059698 on 10043814
    Jerry wojcik wrote:

    Thanks, Bill for rear axle information.

    I did send mine toi CA to be rebuilt. All installed now, but need a test drive.

    Jerry

    Hello Jerry,

    happy to hear that you're all set. Be patient ... warmer days are coming for your test drive.

    May I ask what it costs for a rebuild and how long it took?


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