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I changed both inner and outer wheel bearings on my 71 240. Replaced with new ones. Repacked with grease and reinstalled everything in order. I've torqued down the end nut to 200 ft-lbs (spec is 183-200 ft-lbs). Now when I spin the axle by hand it is pretty tight. It won't move on its own freely. Both axle ends are like this. Is there a break in period? Or is this too tight.
What experiences have you guys had? I'll have to check the manuals again.

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Take a fish scale and hook it to a wheel stud. It should take 1/2 lb or less of force to turn the axle (the book says 3.9 in lb for a 240Z). Unfortunately, to adjust it you have to shave the spacer. If you are close to the 1/2 lb then I wouldn't worry about it.

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I have a clicking noise coming from the back of my car. Is that my wheel bearings? I've never changed them, so I'll probably do it anyway, but it'd be good to know.
 

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A clicking noise in your rear I wouldn't assume the wheel bearing. If a bearing goes you will have vibration most likely. To test the rear wheel bearings, jack up the rear tires and grab a hold of the tire. 12 and 6 or 3 and 9 o'clock positions. Try to wobble the tire at these points. If you have excessive play (I believe if more than 1/16") then replace the bearings. Spin your wheel with the trans in neutral and listen for your clicking noise to pinpoint it.
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