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Old January 23rd, 2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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Default Outer wheel bearing stuck to spindle on D28.

got done wheeling with some friends the other night, and my driver's side front corner started making some gnarly grinding noise on the way home in my 1989 Bronco II. It got to the point where the car was pulling hard to the driver's side, and bucking from tha corner on occasion. got it home, inspected it, and found out that the cage in the outer wheel bearing was all eaten up and 90% gone. i cleaned it all up and got most of the metal shards out of it, degreased it, sprayed it down with wd40, and tried to remove it. I got the spindle nuts off, and started pulling on the bearing. NOTHING. Tried removing the rotor. NOTHING. it seems everything is frozen on it. i tried putting some heat on it, but that didn't work. I'm gonna try more heat tonight with a set of acetylene torches, getting it nice and red, but I've heard of other people running into this problem and having that not work either. I need to get this fixed asap, because it's my work beater/dd, and i'm driving the Wife's car. Any thoughts? Recomendations? similar experiences?
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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well it probally got red hot and seized to the other parts....i would try to get it cherry red and then flash cool it with water, my grandfather use to use that trick all the time on everything he couldnt get apart that was similar to your situation, worked for him almost always the first time....I have done it a few times and its worked most of the time for me....its cheap and easy to try..... your probally going to have to still replace everything that got hot while you where driving it, you may be able to save a few parts... might be easier to pull everything off father back on the front end if you can and replace everything ....IMO
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Slide hammer with a wheel flange adapter.

You will probably need a new spindle/knuckle assembly at this point due to heavy scoring.
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Slide hammer with a wheel flange adapter.

You will probably need a new spindle/knuckle assembly at this point due to heavy scoring.
picking one up from the parts store as soon as i"m done picking up the torches tonight, hopefully the spindle/knuckle assembly will be useable. I hate putting any kind of time and effort into cobbling up this dana 28 when i was planning on doing an explorer dana 35 swap like next month.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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bump, bout to go work on this.
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ouch! that sucks, sorry to say looks like your replacing it all
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His father in law talked him into trying to cut it off. He got it all back together finally. Sucks to buy all these new parts when he plans on doing a Dana 35 swap in the near future. But it's his dd.
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You will probably need a new spindle/knuckle assembly at this point due to heavy scoring.
Was I right about the spindle?
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Was I right about the spindle?

Cleaned it up and new bearings were very snug fit. I imagine if it ever has to come apart again it will suck.
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Cleaned it up and new bearings were very snug fit. I imagine if it ever has to come apart again it will suck.
Now if i can just get the fecking brakes to wrk properly.
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