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1993 fourtrax 4x4, The rear end was poping pretty good and when I went to tear the rear end apart I found the bearing on the brake panel completly destroyed and missing. I ordered a new set from Boss the other day and when I went to put the bearing in today the brake hub now is to far back to allow the dust cover to tighten to the frame. The bearing is flush with the brake panel and cant go in any further and the drum spline is going to rub against the new bearing. Am I brain dead and installed the bearing or something wrong or did I recieve the wrong bearing?
 

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1993 fourtrax 4x4, The rear end was poping pretty good and when I went to tear the rear end apart I found the bearing on the brake panel completly destroyed and missing. I ordered a new set from Boss the other day and when I went to put the bearing in today the brake hub now is to far back to allow the dust cover to tighten to the frame. The bearing is flush with the brake panel and cant go in any further and the drum spline is going to rub against the new bearing. Am I brain dead and installed the bearing or something wrong or did I recieve the wrong bearing?
Did you compare the old bearing race with the thickness of the new bearing? The axle bearings on the other side might be bad. Usually if one side is that bad, then the other side is bad too. You might be able to loosen the axle nuts on the other side and pull the axle through enough to get the drum all the way on and the brake cover and then tighten the axle nuts up on both sides.
 

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The old bearing was completly gone. Looks like water leaked in for a long time. I was thinking maybe I was putting the bearing on the wrong side of the brake plate so I installed it on the side where the brake cables go but the axle has the stop or ridge that sticks out about 3/4 of inch past the axle tube and it sticks to far out to allow the brake plate to mount to the frame. I am really getting frustrated.
 

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show him some pics helmut..lmfao
 

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The old bearing was completly gone.
Are you saying the outer bearing race was gone. I've seen plenty bearings fall apart, but it always leaves the outer race in there because the bearings are pressed in. I've never seen the outer race fall out, just the inner race and ball bearings and cage. Could it be possible that the outer bearing race is still in the brake plate and that you're just putting the bearing up against it? That would explain why it wouldn't go on all the way.
 

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The old bearing was completly gone.
Are you saying the outer bearing race was gone. I've seen plenty bearings fall apart, but it always leaves the outer race in there because the bearings are pressed in. I've never seen the outer race fall out, just the inner race and ball bearings and cage. Could it be possible that the outer bearing race is still in the brake plate and that you're just putting the bearing up against it? That would explain why it wouldn't go on all the way.
i asked him the very same thing helmut...lol...told him to make sure the old races were out-knocked out...lol
 

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If the old bearing race isn't still in there, then make sure the two rings on the axle are about the same distance from the splines as in the picture below. I believe those rings are pressed on the axle and one of them may have moved over a little.



And there's your picture, Shadetree.
 

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If the old bearing race isn't still in there, then make sure the two rings on the axle are about the same distance from the splines as in the picture below. I believe those rings are pressed on the axle and one of them may have moved over a little.



And there's your picture, Shadetree.
nice pic !.lmfaoooooooo...bout time!..lmfaooo
 
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