Need 1 inch Spanner wrench, Front Steering Bearing

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  1. Oct 21, 2018 #1

    LeeMax

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    If I take my left hand off steering at or above 40 mph...
    ...damn near becomes a thrill ride! Terrible wabbling..very DANGEROUS!
    It's my understanding that someone on this site fabricates a 1 inch spanner wrench to tighten front steering bearing on 2001 Vmax
    Anyone know the person to get ahold if?
    Thanks tons for any info!
    Lee My email: vmaxpwr@comcast.net :punk:
     
  2. Oct 21, 2018 #2

    Fire-medic

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    I think Sean Morley may have them. one2dmax@aol.com


    Search on here in the how-to's for his youtube on setting the tension, the 'bounce test.'


    Here it is:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW-CmACI5xQ


    Here's an interesting thread:
    https://www.vmaxforum.net/showthread.php?t=27628&highlight=bounce+test

    The two steering head bearing nuts aren't tightened one to the-other. It also mentions many have found a worn front tire is a significant factor in contributing to the wobble.


    https://www.vmaxforum.net/showthread.php?t=3827&highlight=bounce+test
     
  3. Oct 22, 2018 #3

    sdt354

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    The adjusting nuts are easy to move once you loosen the top locking nut. A punch, screwdriver & hammer work just fine if you don't have a spanner wrench. But with severe wobbles, bearing and race inspection should be done before adjustment is attempted. Grooves can wear into the races making adjustment useless. If the races and bearings are ok, you can repack them and then adjust them, plus have piece of mind.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2018 #4

    dannymax

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    eBay's got lots of em
     
  5. Oct 23, 2018 #5

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    I've used my sink wrench to accurately tighten the ring nuts.
    I wouldn't buy one just for the steering nuts, but if you already have one of these, they really work well.

    Vinnie
     

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