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    Posted: 08 Apr. 2018 at 11:39am
I need to replace them and found Timkens at a good price on eBay. Detail says for 5-speed trans. Mine is a 3-speed auto. Does that matter?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nothing Special Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr. 2018 at 3:40pm
I really doubt the trans has any "bearing" on that (pun not really intended, but noticed and not avoided).  The only exception I could see is that early on I think that CJ7s with autos might have had QuadraTrac full-time 4WD, and possibly the front axle could have used different wheel bearings if it did or didn't have locking hubs.

But then again, manual trans CJ7s that long ago had 3- (or maybe 4) speed trannies.  So I think it comes back to using the same bearings regardless of transmission.
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Yeah, that was my thinking, and mine is an 85, not early. Great pun. Wish I had thought of it!😂 Thanks a bunch!
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Well, got the wheel and brake pads off, bought seals, then "Up jumped the Devil." Hope to get back to it tomorrow.
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Waiting on a 2 and one-sixteenth inch socket needed to remove the axle (spindle? ) nuts. This might be a tool for the loaner program-could not find one locally!
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Got the socket, worked great. Learned I had the wrong bearings so I repacked the old ones. Also had the wrong retainer ring ( C clamp? ). But I put it all back together and after a short test drive nothing fell off!
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