Expected front wheel hub temperature at normal operating conditions?

Asked by Mar 03, 2017 at 03:46 PM about the 1995 Ford Bronco XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

New bearings and seal.  New spindle nut conversion kit and Warn manual lockers to replace autos. Torqued first nut to 50 ft# and backed off 90 degrees, added washer with hole placed over nut tit, torqued second nut to 150 ft#.  Installed new locking hubs and checked for engagement and disengagement.

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Any heat you would feel would be from the brake pads, stopping the vehicle. If anything, just warm to the touch on the bearings. The rotors would be a little bit warmer if you had done a lot of braking.

New brake shoes were also installed. However, I am not sure this would show on the exterior hub. Infrared gun shows both hubs at 95 F after a 5 mile test run.


Sounds normal. Not hot at all.

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