I replaced the front wheel bearing/hub assemblies on my '01. The left went without a hitch. The right, however, not so much. As I pulled the hub assembly from the axle, the axle came out more than the left side, the boot is actually in the opening in the spindle housing. When I installed the new hub assembly it went on the splines but the axle was out too far for the hub to mate to the housing. I pressed it in and got the bolts started. The shaft turned without a problem. I kept turning the shaft as I tightened the bolts. All was fine until the hub mated against the spindle housing. The axle still turns but there is a spot that is hard to turn. It turns fine the rest of the way around. I removed the hub and tried to push the axle in further but it would not go in any further.
Does anyone have any ideas?