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9 The rotor slips over the spindle and we're ready for the outer wheel bearing. The outer bearing is packed with grease and then slid over the spindle, followed by the retaining washer and nut. Tighten the nut while spinning the rotor to seat the bearings, then back the nut off and retighten to just "nug." Check for interference between the rotor's rear edge and the caliper mounting bracket and if needed, remove the rotor and adjust the bracket per the instructions or clearance the bracket with a grinder or hand file.