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FORD BRONCO SPINDLE PROBLEM

1994 Ford Bronco • 138,000 miles

I have a 94 bronco and the tire sits slanted, if I remove the tire, the brakes and rotor all seem loose and move up and down, could you tell me what needs to be replaced?
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Jameskirkpatrick
October 28, 2012.




I got stuck on the inner lock nut, it comes half way off the thred shaft, but then gets stuck, I can move it back to tighten it but only about 1/2 way forward, then I wont move, I stripped the 4 hole nut a little because it seems the socket does not go all the way to the back of the nut.
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Tiny
Jameskirkpatrick
Oct 29, 2012.
The bearings are bad and the lock-nut thread are most probably damaged. Get someone to depress the brakes while you remove the lock nut.


KHLow2008
Oct 29, 2012.
Ok I got the inner spindle nut off finally, but the treds are stripped on the spindle its self NOT the locking nut, should I re-thread the spindle with a tap and die or get a new one?


Tiny
Jameskirkpatrick
Nov 2, 2012.
If the threads are stipped, it is best to get a new spindle. Rethreading might not be strong enough to hold the nut and bearings and can result in the bearing failing again.


KHLow2008
Nov 2, 2012.

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