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Wheel bearings going out like light bulbs

Have replaced wheel bearings 3 times in 6 months. When removing the nut that holds this in place (has teeth on it where the cotter pin goes through), it is horrible to remove. Yet when putting it back on it just spins against the hub and won't tighten down enough. Is this the problem? Is it perhaps stripped or something wrong with the axle assembly itself? I have a big blue paper weight in my carport that I need for work on Monday. Could you give me an idea how to fix this problem so I can get to work tomorrow?

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Check the threads on the spindle and make sure that they are in good shape or you will have to replacethe spindle to rectify this, if they are fine then I would get new castle nuts as this is definently why you are going through wheel bearings. When you tighten the castle nut you should be sure to tighten it up tight then back it off a quarter turn so the wheel turns. And remember to pack your bearings with wheel bearing grease before you install them then add a little more grease in the hub.

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    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)

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      Fig. Hub assembly

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      Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts

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ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not begin this removal procedure unless the following parts are available:
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Discard the front axle wheel hub retainer. It is a torque prevailing design and cannot be reused. If loosened, the retainer must be removed and a new one installed.
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to remove the nut, or bearing and seal damage will result. Loosen the nut first, then remove nut from stud using the hex hold feature.
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Knuckle bore must be clean enough to allow wheel hub to be completely seated by hand. Do not press or draw wheel hub into place.
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten nut or bearing and seal damage will result. Install nut using hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.
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