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So I have a 97 300 fourtrax fw and i have alot of wobble in the front wheels. Ive done all new ball joints. I put new bearings and seals in the front diff and the drive case. But my wheel bearings are what's frustrating me. The spindle on the wheel hub gets stuck to the inner race of the bearing. Like instantly when I put it in. Gone through 2 sets of bearings without even driving it. I've tried smoothing the spindle with some sand paper but no success. Bad hubs? Any input or suggestions
 

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The hub should be smooth where it slides into the bearing, but even if it sticks that shouldn't instantly destroy the bearing. The inner race rotates on the ball bearings.

What kind of bearings are you using, and are the bearings a tight fit when you press them into the knuckle?
 

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The inner race should slip on the axle and the outer race should press into the hub. Sand or file the axle so it is a slip fit. If both races are a press fit then you will damage the bearing during the installation process.
 

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...But my wheel bearings are what's frustrating me. The spindle on the wheel hub gets stuck to the inner race of the bearing. Like instantly when I put it in. Gone through 2 sets of bearings without even driving it. I've tried smoothing the spindle with some sand paper but no success. Bad hubs? Any input or suggestions

It sounds like the only thing that has changed, is you replaced wheel bearings in it... so how can it be a bad hub?

My guess is... you are trying to put china made bearings in it?
 

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any chance you did not remove all of the old bearing races from the hub when you replaced them with new bearings ??.
 

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The hub should be smooth where it slides into the bearing, but even if it sticks that shouldn't instantly destroy the bearing. The inner race rotates on the ball bearings.

What kind of bearings are you using, and are the bearings a tight fit when you press them into the knuckle?
It deffanitly dident slide on the hub smooth and I was able to just push the bearings in the knuckle with a fair bit of pressure with my thumbs. And I'm using all balls for bearings
 

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The hub should be smooth where it slides into the bearing, but even if it sticks that shouldn't instantly destroy the bearing. The inner race rotates on the ball bearings.

What kind of bearings are you using, and are the bearings a tight fit when you press them into the knuckle?
It deffanitly dident slide on the hub smooth and I was able to just push the bearings in the knuckle with a fair bit of pressure with my thumbs. And I'm using all balls for bearings
there is your problem...ALL BALLS !!. they are pure junk !!.
 

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The hub should be smooth where it slides into the bearing, but even if it sticks that shouldn't instantly destroy the bearing. The inner race rotates on the ball bearings.

What kind of bearings are you using, and are the bearings a tight fit when you press them into the knuckle?
It deffanitly dident slide on the hub smooth and I was able to just push the bearings in the knuckle with a fair bit of pressure with my thumbs. And I'm using all balls for bearings
All balls are crap. You either have a worn out knuckle or you have out of spec bearings. With All Balls it's probably a 50/50 chance.

Get some decent bearings, preferably OEM, and if they aren't hard to press in, then your knuckle is worn out and will have to be replaced.
 

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The hub should be smooth where it slides into the bearing, but even if it sticks that shouldn't instantly destroy the bearing. The inner race rotates on the ball bearings.

What kind of bearings are you using, and are the bearings a tight fit when you press them into the knuckle?
It deffanitly dident slide on the hub smooth and I was able to just push the bearings in the knuckle with a fair bit of pressure with my thumbs. And I'm using all balls for bearings
All balls are crap. You either have a worn out knuckle or you have out of spec bearings. With All Balls it's probably a 50/50 chance.

Get some decent bearings, preferably OEM, and if they aren't hard to press in, then your knuckle is worn out and will have to be replaced.
pretty much summed it up ^^^^.
 
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