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Remove your belt from your right side spindle pulley. Use one hand to pull brake pad away from your pulley, then use your other hand to check to see if your spindle will spin. If so, check to see if it spins freely. Sometimes faulty bearing will start out smoothly, and seize after they heat up.
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