Wheel bearing/hub assembly installation issue

Tiny
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Bought the rear outer axle wheel bearing/hub assembly and my c clip will not go on. Been trying to to remove the assembly and it will not move.
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Monday, December 14th, 2020 AT 9:38 AM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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I am attaching the complete process on the rear bearing and hub assembly. Can you review this and let us know what step you are hung up on? I assume it is number 8 on the assembly and it is then I assume the bearing cup is not installed far enough.

Let us know if this is something different and if so, can you get pictures of what you are dealing with and we will figure out what we need to do? Thanks
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Monday, December 14th, 2020 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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How do you replace the wheel hub assembly on my 06 chevy silverado?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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If this is a torsion bar style suspension, meaning it doesn't have springs in the front, you take the tire off remove the brake caliper assembly, remove the large nut in the middle of the rotor, and on the back side of the rotor near your c/v axle there are six bolts remove them. Now you might have to tap the old hub out by tapping on one side then the other, it is resessed in a little. You also may have to tap on the end of the axle a little to free it up in the splines. It is fairly easy if you are mechanicly enclined, good luck.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I watched your video on this subject and I am not 100% sure witch way the outer bearing race goes in cone up or down I'll try and send pictures. Pic one is up and two is down.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hey 06 Duramax,

Thanks for watching the video, "cone up" is the way it needs to be installed, please contact us anytime with questions, thanks for using 2CarPros. Com

Best, Ken
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Iam not having much luck with this fix. So far the outer bearing has failed twice on me within 40 miles or less. First time I know it was too lose rotor was very close to the caliper the second time I figure it must have been to tight? I thought the hub spun freely enough by hand? Any ideas what else I might be doing wrong?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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You could have a bent axle or housing causing the issue although being either to lose or tight can cause the failure as well, When setting the load on the bearing remember that when it heats up it expends slightly so a too tight bearing become super tight and fails that much quicker.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The Axel and housing should be fine the original problem was the parking break so I thought while I was there. I read somewhere that 50 foot pounds on the hub housing nut should be about right for the load on the bearings does that sound about right.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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The main axle hub/bearing nut should never be tightened at all, please referrer to this video for more information

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMxfb9X3ywE

let me know if you have any questions

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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I can move the hub back and forth, looks like slack in it?
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

There should be no play whatsoever in the hub assembly. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace a front wheel-hub assembly:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

I've attached picture steps below showing how to remove and replace the rotors to gain access and replacing the hub assembly on your truck. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I've followed all steps in your video but the hub just won't release from the bracket.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Can you upload a picture of what you see?

Roy
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you for your response.
I actually found the same question I was asking on the page and followed the steps provided for that one.
I was able to get the bearing assembly off and replaced.
Thank you again.

Sandy Cox
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Glad you got it off.

Roy
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you!
Your videos are a great help!
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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My 2002 Silverado hd left rear bearings were replaced and the outer smaller bearing got hot and come apart. My question? The cone placement of the outer smaller cone bearing is pointing in because it can only be install in the hub from the inside. Can you also send a diagram. The axles shaft is bolted to the hub not pin in diff. Thank you and wait for your reply.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Was Diff oil level full? Oil seal replaced? DIY or did you have it done? Sending pic maybe small
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes. The oil was full and new seal was put in. Thank you the diagram but, its not the right one I was looking for. My truck is a 2002 Silverado 2500 hd. 6.0 liter. 10.5 diff. The rear wheel hub got two bearing.
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