How did I break a spindle

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  1. 2sticks

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    Anybody ever see a spindle break like this? Was going down the road about 60mph. Drove perfect right up til this happened. Trying to figure out what went wrong

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  2. Hipster

    Hipster I'm Awesome

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    No pics of the outer bearing? Looks like it disintegrated and chewed up the spindle. Kind of hard to believe there was no noise or wobble before it completely let loose
     
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    That grease looks pretty fresh, did you recently have that hub/rotor off and put it back on with the wrong preload? They're damn picky, I got it wrong once and it wasn't long before I was headed back to the parts store.
     
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    They dont always make noises. Had a customer with a Polaris Rzr that thought he just needed a new seal on the front driveshaft come to find out that the bearing had blown apart. That thing had zero noise whatsoever.

    It definitely looks like that bearing failed.
     
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    I did change bearings about a month ago, it was my first rodeo but I used YouTube and went step by step. I was sure everything was going back together correctly but I am sure not above making a mistake. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a noise or a wobble either. Will sure make a man paranoid haha
     
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    So, what amount of preload did you put on that castle nut? How tight did you crank it down?
     
  7. Hipster

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    New bearings and new matched same brand races right? You didn't mix and match brands or new bearings on old races?

    Just have to ask.
     
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    New cheap lowered Spindle ?
     
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    i think you nailed it. good chance this is what happened. lesson learned. is it ok to use the races that come with a new rotor? because if not i got more work to do.
     
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    Yes.
     

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