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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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Thanks again guys for all of your help...I am currently on vacation in Maui...I tried to find a destination where the Packard could not find me (just kidding Dad...I know you lurk on this forum!!!).

Anyhoo...I looked over the Service Manual (from my iPad by the pool) and discovered that the procedure for checking the end play of the axle shafts is there and Figure 35 even shows a picture of a guy checking the end play using the feeler gauge method.

I deleted the unnecessary pages and sent my dad a copy of the Service Manual with the important stuff highlighted to give to the mechanic.

THANKS AGAIN...Aloha!!!

[Poolside sunburned emoticon reading iPad added for dramatic emphasis!!!]

Posted on: 2016/5/7 12:31
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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Posted on: 2016/5/8 14:30
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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Hello,

What is the OD / ID on the shims? I need to check the rear bearings / axle end play on my 1948 and would like to have a shim kit on hand prior to starting (if easily possible). Also, are the shims readily available from auto parts stores?

Thanks!

Tom in KC

Posted on: 2016/5/20 11:04
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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IIRC, you can use the gaskets as a template for the shims. No, they are not available at parts stores. You probably have enough shims with the ones now on the car. It would be easy enough to make an additional shim if one is needed from shim stock.

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Posted on: 2016/5/20 11:09
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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I don't know about availability of shims, when I need one I just cut them with scissors from thin steel shim stock. Helps to have a good hole punch for the bolt holes.

Posted on: 2016/5/20 11:10
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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Tom, a picture is worth a 1k words. Shape of shims is different than gaskets.

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Posted on: 2016/5/20 11:20
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
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OK, thanks! I'll use one of the existing shims as a template.

Regards,

Tom

Posted on: 2016/5/20 16:23
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