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Post wheel bearing seal query
Hi, getting a bit confused with the sequence of seals to bearing on front wheel of a 1986 2cv saloon.

I bought a new bearing, for a previous 2cv along with the two seals a while ago.Ii have dismantled the hub, (great fun!) and found the two seals I removed are smaller than the new ones. As the pix shows, the smaller seal fits in the outside of the hub carrier(?) while the new larger seem to be a loose fit inside.
Does the bearing have seals each end inside the hub?

The new seals are from Ecas so I suspect it's me being a plonker!

I've read the Haynes manual and it seems vague.

Thanks for any help.

Chris


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June 8th, 2018, 5:33 pm
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Post Re: wheel bearing seal query
From ECAS site.
Wheel bearing seal, front bearing requires 2, rear bearing requires 1, size 45x62x8.

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June 8th, 2018, 8:56 pm
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2CV Fan

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Post Re: wheel bearing seal query
Thanks Ken for your quick reply. It's amazing how a cup of tea and a sit down can clear the brain!

Of course, (I now realize) seals can't go inside the housing considering the lock nut requires a tight fit and any seal would crush. Also why did I have two rear seals: I forgot I usually buy two of such items in case I damage the first.

I had to cut off the locking nut with a dremmel and slightly damaged the hub thread, I now have to try to persuade the new nut to catch the thread.

Any problem and I shall stop for a a cup of tea!

Chris


June 9th, 2018, 7:04 am
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Post Re: wheel bearing seal query
Try something like this :)

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metric-thread- ... SwbF1aGeZc

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June 9th, 2018, 7:41 am
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2CV Fan

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Post Re: wheel bearing seal query
Thanks for the link Roger.

Just finished the re-assembly of the hub.
I managed to 'cut' a new thread by using a breaker bar to turn the lock nut, a very long, slow and hard process. A touch of grinding paste, then WD40 then thin oil. There was very little swarf and both threads still have nice contours so I reckon it's fine. Not very professional but it worked!

Looking forward to my next bodge!


June 9th, 2018, 1:53 pm
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