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Old 07-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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I recently did the same job, and had the same issue of bearing binding almost immediately on the spindle. I took some steel wool and just cleaned the spindle a bit, I then took the washer off one of the old spindle nuts, and used the washer with the axle nut socket and 2" extension to help push the bearing onto the shaft. It took a lot of wiggling and slowly changing angle but then it popped right on. The reason I used the washer/ socket was at first I got the bearing onto spindle and I. noticed the inner race had popped out, so I had to pull it off. One last tip, I was told to spin the drum counterclockwise as you tighten the nut, 173 ft lbs on my 02. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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I had this same problem and just hammered it in

I didn't have to hammer too hard, but after driving to four seperate auto parts stores I was desperate. So far so good, just make sure it's going in straight.

The stub and bearing are pretty much stuck forever after that though.
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That happened to me last year. The new Dorman rear spindle axles I bought were out of tolearance by at least 3 thousandths of an inch outer diameter. I don't know what brand you got, but from the reviews on that particular product that has happened to many other people unfortunately. Many here told me to get decent bearings (I used Timken), new drums that I had the bearing pressed into by a shop, and then I discovered they wouldn't fit on the new spindles, not even close. A few local mechanics told me you almost never have to replace the rear spindles anyway, and i ended up using my old ones which have been fine ever since. But all need to be aware: there are oversize spindles being sold and you may not even need them.
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'The new Dorman rear spindle axles I bought were out of tolearance by at least 3 thousandths of an inch outer diameter.'

The true problem. I keep telling you all that Dorman parts are mostly garbage, and you keep buying them to then have to tear up the car putting them on.
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'The new Dorman rear spindle axles I bought were out of tolearance by at least 3 thousandths of an inch outer diameter.'

The true problem. I keep telling you all that Dorman parts are mostly garbage, and you keep buying them to then have to tear up the car putting them on.
only Dorman parts I have ever used are engine block freeze plugs and caliper piston rebuild (new seal and boot). so far those have worked well, but kind of hard to mess up.
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