I just got my first Dodge from a family member. Apparently, the passenger side front inner wheel bearing disintegrated. The hub/rotor (it's weird calling it just a rotor) was very loose and wobbly on the spindle. He didn't drive it too far like this so the spindle appears to be fine. When I took the hub/rotor off, I couldn't even tell that there had once been an inner bearing in there and the rubber seal was mostly gone.
Now to the problem: I bought a new hub/rotor, inner bearing, outer bearing and rubber seal. Since the old inner bearing was gone, I'm having trouble figuring out how the new one goes on. The inner bearing fits into the rotor but also comes with a metal sleeve. Is this metal sleeve supposed to be pressed into the rotor on top of the bearing?
I did a test fit with the inner bearing in the rotor and placed them on to the spindle... after I slid the rubber seal onto the spindle. I does not seem like the rotor is fitting onto the spindle as far as it needs to go and there seems to be a lot of room between the rubber seal and the bearing. I drew a crude diagram showing what it looks like. The seal is red and slides al the way up the collar of the spindle and the bearing (blue) only buts up to the collar. Does this look right? Any diagrams and/or pics would help. I'm very mechanically inclined but this one has got me fooled. Any help would be great! Thanks!
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