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Front Fork Bearings

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Nosmo, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I have a 2006 Cub Cadet Tank 54" and have a question. Does anyone know how much torque to put on the top nut inside the bearing cap on the front forks. I am not sure whether my front wheels have too much freedom but I don't want too much compression on the tapered bearings.

    Thanks Nosmo
  2. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

    Treat it like a trailer wheel bearing.

    Snug it, back it off about an 1/8 of a turn, pin it.

    That should do it.

  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Thank you for the info and reply. Nosmo
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Hand tighten the nut. Then back it off one full hole.
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    I am about to replace the bearings on my 667 quiktrak. This style doesn't even have a threaded shaft. It seems that this would also cause it to wear out sooner.

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