- Sep 14, 2021
- Charleston, SC
So, I accidentally pulled the spindle cover off when removing the passenger side drum. It slid back on but the spindle won’t move. I’m going to have to rebuild the knuckle aren’t I?
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When I unbolted the spindle screws and went to pull the drum backing plate, the knuckle cover came with it. The spindle never actually came out, the cover did, so I placed that back on the spindle and put 2 temporary bolts in like I had done in the drivers side.Can you explain how the spindle came off if you were only removing the drum?
After further inspection, the spindle did come off with the backing plate. 50 years of dirt/grease was caked up on it. Attached is a picture for reference. I put the spindle back on the axle to prevent any further mistakes.This one is going to require pics to understand what you mean. Your nomenclature is a bit confusing.