Question about Chevrolet S 10
I take it this is a rear drive car, with normal tapered bearings?
First of all, do you know you got the right size bearings?
Did you try to fit them to the axle?
It is easy to check the outer bearing, since it goes on after you put the wheel on any way.
You need to take the grease seal back out of the inner one, in order to check it.
But you probably are replacing the bearing because the old one went bad. In which case it probably seized up at least once.
This can put score marks on the spindle that need to be removed. Generally one uses a strip of fine abrasive cloth, and basically strops the spindle until the bearing slides on and off easily.
Finally, if this is a drum brake system, it is also possible that you simply did not set the shoe adjustment right, so that the shoes do not interfere with the replacement of the drum.
You want to back off the adjustment all the way.
If you are trying to do this with the wheel on the drum, take it off.
It is hard enough to do without all the extra weight.
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Fig. 1: Inspect the bearings for abnormal wear and/or damage
With Manual Locking Hubs
(see Figures 2 through 17)
Fig. 2: Before beginning the wheel bearing removal, and after the outer hub is removed, wipe off any excess grease
Fig. 3: After the grease is wiped off, remove the axle shaft snapring ...
Fig. 4: ... then pull the splined spacer from the axle shaft end
Fig. 5: Use a 4 pronged socket to loosen the outer wheel bearing locknut ...
Fig. 6: ... then remove the outer locknut
Fig. 7: Remove the lockwasher from behind the outer locknut ...
Fig. 8: ... then loosen and remove the inner locknut-note the lockwasher engagement pin (arrow)
Fig. 9: While pushing inwards on the rotor/hub assembly, remove the outer wheel bearing ...
Fig. 10: ... then pull the rotor/hub assembly from the spindle, taking care not to scratch the bearing cups in the hub
Fig. 11: Pry out the grease seal on the back of the rotor/hub assembly ...
Fig. 12: ... then remove the inner wheel bearing. Thoroughly clean and inspect all of the parts for wear or damage
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