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Changing out hub bearings on my 2004 GMC 3500 dually. I

Customer Question

Changing out hub bearings on my 2004 GMC 3500 dually. I think i might have one in backwards. the hub will not slide all the way on. the inside bearing has the large side of the bearing facing the rear seal. The outer bearing has the large side of the bearing facing out. is that correct?
JA: What is the model of your '04 Chevy?
Customer: 3500 dually Sierra
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, did the bearing placement sound correct?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not that i can think of.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  kalamykid replied 10 months ago.

You have them in correctly. Some times the the bearings will grab onto the spindle and not slide on. Did you apply some gears onto the spindle before you tried to put the hub back on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I put light oil lube on both surfaces
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It needs to slide about an inch more to seat correctly
Expert:  kalamykid replied 10 months ago.

Pull the outer bearing out of the hub and see if it will slide into place on the spindle please.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I figured it out. They gave me the wrong bearings, .2500 too small.
Expert:  kalamykid replied 10 months ago.

That was what I was afraid of.

Expert:  kalamykid replied 10 months ago.

Do you need any more help?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, thanks for trying
Expert:  kalamykid replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome.