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Old 02-07-2019, 07:59 PM   #16
Patrick L.
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Default Re: Question? Peened inner front wheel bearing

Originally Posted by dpson View Post
For those of us who haven't experienced this, why would someone peen or stake the inner wheel bearing to the spindle?
A previous bearing may have seized and spun on the spindle making the new bearing loose. Maybe someone thought the bearing wouldn't stay in place, who knows what happens sometimes.

A factory issue from Ford when I was a kid were undersized spindles/ loose bearings. Rather than replace those spindles Fords fix was to prick punch the spindle and install the bearing. Didn't seem right to me, but, it was their fix and many were done with no issues.
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