is the axle on my dodge w100 supposed to move in and out ( with hub and bearings removed ) by 1 inch?

Asked by Nov 23, 2016 at 12:10 PM about the 1977 Dodge Power Wagon 150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

if i grab axle spindle with wheel bearings removed i can pull it out and push it
back in by an inch . replacing bearings and bearing retainer because on both
sides bearings wore into retainer for some reason . need to figure out why the
bearings did this ( seal fail or what ) just wandering if axle is problem

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I would not drive again until it is fixed as that is a dangerous situation. Your truck is old and things wore out. Maybe no one changed the gear oil or it was low on oil.

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