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Old 02-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Metal gasket between wheel hub and Steering knuckle

What's the deal with this thing?

I have heard conflicting information. Some say just remove it, some say it's needed for proper functioning of the wheel bearing.


What is the consensus and what are thoughts on just reusing the old one?
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Default Re: Metal gasket between wheel hub and Steering knuckle

It's there to ensure the bearing is "square" in the base of the hub when torqued to spec. In short, it allows the precision machined bearing to mount "evenly" ( for lack of a better word ) in the hardly at all machined ( not precise by any measure of the imagination ) cast hub. Of note: Not all Vues have them, they seemed to have been added as an afterthought... perhaps to try to reduce run-out related bearing and/ or brake rotor failures.

If you have them... I'd replace them...OR, as an alternate, reuse them ensuring they go back on orientated EXACTLY as they came off.
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It's there to ensure the bearing is "square" in the base of the hub when torqued to spec. In short, it allows the precision machined bearing to mount "evenly" ( for lack of a better word ) in the hardly at all machined ( not precise by any measure of the imagination ) cast hub. Of note: Not all Vues have them, they seemed to have been added as an afterthought... perhaps to try to reduce run-out related bearing and/ or brake rotor failures.

If you have them... I'd replace them...OR, as an alternate, reuse them ensuring they go back on orientated EXACTLY as they came off.
Awesome info! Thanks!

I ended up re-using it and putting it back on the way it was. I don't think the passenger side has one on. Maybe I'll just order two of em put them on.
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