Having an issue with the rear passenger wheel on this 626.
That last time it was driven the rear wheel began wobbling. Just took the wheel off, removed the spindle nut, keyed washer and drum came off just fine.
Looking closely at the drum we saw what was left of the outer bearing (only the outermost ring of the bearings) and pieces of the bearing still wrapped on the spindle.
Once the drum was off we noticed that there was no way to remove the inner bearing (which still remained on the spindle close to the knuckle) due to the remaining outer bearing race that was still on the spindle. It seems as though the outer race has welded itself onto the spindle and WON'T come off!
Has anyone seen this before?
At first we thought that perhaps the bearings were pressed onto the spindle and that maybe the last time it was serviced they used the wrong bearings but now I think my theory of the race welding itself into this position (or forced too far onto the spindle) is (are) more likely.
Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
If it helps, I have photos and can take better, more clear pix tomorrow during the daylight.
Thanks in advance.
ps I apologize if this is posted in the wrong forum. I wasn't aware the repair/maint forum existed as a separate forum. Thought the import forums would be the right place.