Cotter pins to hold rear wheels in place--Emergency !!
I just purchsed this stroller with code no. 01134GLX. I'm a Grandma with 3 grandchildren visiting for a week. I had to buy a stroller quickly. I've followed seemingly easy directions for putting this together--but it's impossible for me to re-insert the cotter pins that hold each rear wheel in place. I need to use the stroller NOW! Any suggestions. I don't know how much I can dare try to pry the pin apart for insertion and then try to squeeze it closed again--??
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A single bolt with a cotter pin holds the rear wheel on the axle, covered with a plastic dust cap. Remove the cap, Remove the pin, then use a pry bar to hold the wheel in place while you undo the axle nut. Once removed, tap the end of the axle with a rubber mallet or use a piece of wood and a hammer until the wheel comes loose. Remove, use motorcycle tire tools to remove tire, replace tire, and remount wheel. Use a new cotter pin.
Rear wheel bearings on front wheel drive vans are much like front wheel bearings before front wheel drive. You have an inner and outer bearing with a nut and lock washer. After the bearings are packed with grease, you tighten down the axle nut until snug then back it off a notch. Then put the lock washer or lock ring on. Some have a cotter pin to hold the nut in place. The wheel should spin with no drag from the bearings.
Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum:
Left brake - Rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle.
Right brake - Rotate star-wheel toward front of vehicle.
Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster star wheel until wheel will not rotate (dead lock).
Back off adjuster six detents (teeth).
Rotate wheel, checking for light drag. If drag is too heavy, continue to back off adjuster one detent at a time until light drag is present. Do not back off star-wheel more than 17 detents from wheel lock.
Install access plug.
Adjust opposite wheel parking brake shoes using same method.
Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.
Removal & Installation
The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.
Lock out automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
Raise and support vehicle.
Access and remove rear hub and bearing.
Remove parking brake cable bolt at knuckle.
Completely back off parking brake shoe adjustment.
Remove parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
Remove shoe adjuster.
Remove upper brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
Remove lower brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
Remove upper and lower shoes with return spring from shoe actuator.
Remove return spring from shoes.
Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)
Install return spring between upper and lower shoes.
Before installing shoes on actuator, make sure actuator hooked to rear cable is positioned with word -UP- facing outward.
Install upper and lower shoes with return spring on shoe actuator located on parking brake cable.
Install lower brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and lower shoe, then install hold-down clip.
Install upper brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and upper shoe, then install hold-down clip.
Install shoe adjuster. Place end of adjuster with star wheel upward.
Install parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
Install bolt securing parking brake cable to knuckle and tighten bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
Using Brake Shoe Gauge, Special Tool C-3919, or equivalent, measure inside diameter of parking brake drum portion of rotor.
Place Gauge over parking brake shoes at widest point.
Using adjuster star wheel, adjust parking brake shoes until linings on both park brake shoes just touch jaws on gauge. This will give a good preliminary adjustment of parking brake shoes, before a final adjustment is made at end of this procedure.
Install hub and bearing with wheel speed sensor as well as all components necessary to access it.
Unlock automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
Perform final adjustment of parking brake shoes
This vehicle is equipped with permanently sealed rear wheel bearings. There is no periodic lubrication or maintenance recommended for these units.
Removal & Installation
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove wheel mounting nuts, then tire and wheel assembly.
If equipped with AWD:
Remove cotter pin, nut lock and spring washer from half shaft.
While a helper applies brakes to keep hub from turning, remove hub nut and washer.
Remove brake caliper and rotor from hub and bearing assembly.
Fig. Hub assembly
Disconnect vehicle wiring harness connector at wheel speed sensor connector.
Unclip wheel speed sensor connector from spare tire mounting support.
Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips on rear suspension crossmember.
Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips along toe link.
Disconnect sensor cable from bracket on brake support.
Completely loosen, but do not remove four bolts fastening hub and bearing in place. Once loosened from threads in hub and bearing, push bolts up against rear of hub and bearing to keep brake support plate in place when hub and bearing is removed.
Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts
Pull hub and bearing off knuckle and half shaft (if equipped with AWD), then thread wheel speed sensor cable through hole in brake support plate as it is removed with hub and bearing.
Position hub and bearing bolts though rear of knuckle and parking brake support just enough to hold support in place as hub and bearing is installed.
Install hub and bearing by first feeding end of wheel speed sensor cable through hole in bottom of parking brake support. As this is being done, if equipped with AWD, slide hub and bearing onto half shaft. Place hub and bearing through brake support, onto knuckle, lining up mounting bolt holes with bolts and placing wheel speed sensor head at bottom.
Install four bolts fastening hub and bearing in place. Tighten mounting bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
Place wheel speed sensor cable routing grommet into bracket on parking brake support.
Route wheel speed sensor cable along toe link and rear suspension crossmember connecting routing clips where shown.
Connect vehicle wiring harness to wheel speed sensor connector.
Install brake rotor and caliper.
If equipped with AWD:
Install washer and hub nut on end of half shaft.
While a helper applies brakes to keep hub from turning, tighten hub nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
Install spring washer, nut lock and cotter pin on end of half shaft.
Install tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
Just remove the wheel/tire, then remove the dust cap, remove the cotter pin and then remove the nut that holds the brake drum/hub assembly onto the spindle. Then remove the grease seal on the backside of the hub and remove the bearing. Wipe them off, inspect them for discoloration and flaking of the rollers, if good then just pack new grease into the bearings and re-install the bearing into the hub and install a new grease seal, then place the hub/drum back on the spindle and install the outer bearing and the nut, tighten to spec and install the outer nut cotter pin keeper thingy. bend the cotter pin and cut off the excess so the dust cap will fit on and tap it into place. Re-install wheel/tire and torque lugs to spec.
Pins? I don't know your model but most stroller prams use Capped Starlocks if its a pin with a looped top and spits in two at the bottom it's a cotter or split pin. any hardware can help with those. Any thing else is a custom part and a problem.
Loosen the bolt on the rear axle after removing the cotter pin holding the bolt in place. Adjust the chain tension by rotating the adjuster cams on the left and right side of the wheel. See diagram below. Set the two adjusters evenly to keep the wheel inline on the swingarm. Retighten the axle nut and put the cotter pin back in place. Have the parts department look at the rear sprocket. Chances are the sprocket is worn out also. If it is, the front sprocket will be worn out also. Worn out sprockets will cause your new chain to wear out quickly. Please rate my answer. Thanks.
In order to remove the rear wheel assembly, you are going to need a motorcycle lifting jack stand or similar device.
1. Stand the bike on the side stand
On the left side of the rear wheel:
2. Remove the 2 froward facing bolts.
3. Remove the allen head bolt with the wide head.
On the right side of the rear wheel:
4. Remove the brake adjuster nut on the end of the actuating lever.
5. Remove the Toque link nut at the bottom of the wheel assembly.
6. Remove the axle nut (castle nut and cotter pin).
7. Place the motorcycle jack under the swing arm or chassis tubes to stabilize the rear end.
8. Remove the axle.
9. Remove the axle from the splined drive gear and place the wheel assembly on the ground.
10. Pull the wheel assembly rearward.
The rear brake drums are retained onto the spindle assembly with a cotter pin which locks a nut in place.Remove the cotter pin,and spin the nut off,then remove the washer behind the nut,and the brake drum assembly slides off.You must catch the outter wheel bearing as the assembly is sliding off.When reinstalling,the bearings need to be set with just about .001" of free play.Reinstalling TOO tight will burn up the bearings.