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Old 04-06-2009, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by franka View Post
Seized as in the metals literally welded together from high friction and force?

Or seized as in rusted together?
The latter, and more specifically the hub and the half shaft. When the hub/bearing assembly was separated from the half shaft you could see small rust spots all over the splines inside of the hub and on the half shaft splines. I ended up bathing them with PB Blaster and brushed as much as I could and cleaned it down. Afterwards, they were lubed again.

You can really see it if you zoom in on the pics I have of the half shaft dangling inside the carrier with the wheel bearing removed. All three surfaces were lubricated well before re-installation: Inside of splined hub, half shaft splines, and outside of hub (smooth).

The inner race more so from the high friction and force.
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