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The rear wheel when on the lift can be moved back and forth shaking on a 02 explorer. I took the wheel and caliper off but the rotor will not come off. Is it the hub or the bearing or even the axle causeing the problem

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I saw this once and it was the same corner. The wheel bearing/hub assy is bad.

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