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47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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Josef Lichtenberg
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Please could someone push me in the right direction?
After a long drive, i wanted to check everything on the car. With the rear axle raised, i checked the rear wheels on the outside of the tires to see if the wheels had play. I found that both rear wheels had play, barely noticeable, but a little. the wheel nuts are all tight. the castle nuts on both sides of the axle also. In the workshop manual is on the subject of axle bearings of the rear axle that there is a special tool with the number J-2560 to check the play of the axle. (checking gauge J-2560) This tool I do not have. There must obviously be a little play. How can I measure this without the tool? Is there a trick?
thank you very much in advance, BR Josef

Posted on: 8/28 6:00
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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The easiest trick: raise the rear and remove the wheels. Take a feeler gage or caliper and measure the gap between the brake drum and the backing plate whilst pushing in firmly on the axle. Then measure again whilst pulling outward on the axle.

Or, if you have a friend who is a machinist, borrow a dial indicator with a magnetic base and mount it on the axle behind the backing plate. Adjust the indicator to reach the flange of the brake drum and measure whilst pushing in then pulling out.

Posted on: 8/28 6:17
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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Josef Lichtenberg
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thank you very much for your reply. I will try like you proposed. BR Josef

Posted on: 8/29 3:45
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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thank you very much for your reply. I will try like you proposed. BR Josef

Posted on: 8/29 3:46
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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Did I miss something? How much play should there be?

Posted on: 9/7 20:10
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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.004 to .007.

This thread has a photo of the factory measuring tool and a couple of posts farther down a photo of an inexpensive home made version JWL put together. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... id=210990#forumpost210990

Posted on: 9/7 20:21
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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between. . 004" and .007" range. Sorry Howard , I must of. been typing while you where posting the answer.

Posted on: 9/7 20:24
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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Four to seven thousandths. Thanks.

Posted on: 9/8 5:11
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Re: 47 Clipper rear axle bearing play / clearance
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You only need to set the axle end play clearance on one side.

Posted on: 9/8 10:41
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