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Old 05-19-2012, 09:16 PM
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Default 97 4x4 right front wheel

I was checking the tire on the right front wheel today and noticed when I had the truck on the jack, the wheel would wobble. I bought the truck 8mths ago and have not touched anything. It has about 170k miles on it.
So I pulled the wheel off. I thought maybe I would check the spindle nut. It is too rusted to move it. I sprayed some pb blaster on it a few times but could not break the nut free. Since I could not get it off, I could not tell if someone put the nut on and left off a washer???? Or if it is just that the spindle is bad.
First... And suggestions to get the nut loose? Size of nut? Should it have a washer? I can't imagine the wheel bearing can last too long like this. Since it is 4 wheel drive, I am not real sure how the spindle mounts. Is there a place I can see the breakdown pic of the wheel assembly?
Thanks for any help.
Dog
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