I just installed new bowl bearings in my 12JC pump. After pressing them in, I installed just the shaft to check for binding. I am able to turn the shaft by hand, but it is not silky smooth. The shaft is straight. Is this normal for fresh bowl bearings?
That makes me feel better. It just made me question it a little as the old ones would freewheel with almost no resistance, but they also had some play in them. I don't want to ruin a good shaft from being too tight. Thanks for the reply Duane.