Wheel Hubs

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Frank Sorbello

Gold Member
Jul 12, 2011
Power Trac PT-422
Less than a year ago, I replaced all my wheel hubs. The other day, while driving in reverse I noticed a clunking noise. No noise while driving forward. Brought it in the garage and jacked the rear end up. Wiggled the left rear wheel, unbelievable amount of play. Took off the wheel. I noticed the cotter pin was still trough the nut on the shaft. Took off the hub and noticed that the key had just about disintegrated. Couldn't believe it. Of course the tapered hole is worn out. Not sure what happened. I bought the key stock at Tractor Supply. My guess it was too hardened steel. Called PT new hub is $64 plus shipping.
   / Wheel Hubs #2  
Kinda scares me that I've never removed any of my hubs since new in 2001. I'll bet they're frozen as heck by now.
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It's been 9 years since I bought my PT and I've had repairs. Sent my front wheel motor to power trac for a leak but I didn't take any pressed on fittings off. I let them do it, they have the tools for that. Didn't cost that much more for shipping.