Torgue the bearing to 30-40 ft lbs,to seat the bearing, then back it out. Now tighten it by hand just enough to hold the bearing in place. Spin the wheel by hand as you snug it back up. You don't want to over-tighten it, this would cause friction, making it harder for the wheel to spin. Not too loose either though. Just enough so there's no "play" when you try to wiggle the wheel. Now you're ready to put the cotter pin back. Somebody had posted an answer with an extremely high torgue spec. If you already took that advice, you probably ruined you're bearing by now.
spec calls for 185 foot pounds of torque, with a new nut.
2wd is 185 ft lbs 4wd is 173 ft lbs
how do i find out if i have ABS on my front wheel bearing , on my 2000 dodge Dakota quad cab 2 wheel drive
They are a sealed bearing and are not "packable".
185 ft.lbs/251 nm
175 ft lbs
locked-up wheel bearing or one that is about to lock-up.
Check the wheel bearing.
front bearing torque 151 ft lb rear bearing torque 63 ft lb plus 36 degrees