I had a bad inner wheel bearing on the left front of my CJ5. Rather than try to clean up the old spindle I ordered a replacement from a 4wd parts house. They shipped me the parts quickly, two days, interestingly though after I bolted the new spindle on and went to put the hub assembly on I met with resistance. I unbolted the new spindle and tried to slide the new bearing on without the hub to check the fit. The bearing will not go on. I have tried a couple of different manufacturers of bearings to make sure I was given the right one, they wouldnt fit either. My question is, has anyone run into this situation before? I talked to the part house and they told me it was the correct part and they had not seen this happen before. I have ordered another spindle from a different house and in the meantime of awaiting its arrival, I am trying to clean up the burrs on the old spindle. Since the spindle is a machined milled piece I find it a little strange it would be out of tolerance enough for the bearings not to slide on. BTW, the outer bearing would not fit on the new spindle either. Thanks for any info.
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