Did rear drum brakes the other day after a failed wheel cylinder, there is a special place in hell for the inventor of drum brakes. At any rate, the right rear drum heated up 100 degrees more after a short drive, but doesn't drag on jack stands. Figured out that the wheel bearing is loose and the axle can move up just enough under weight to drag the drum slightly. I am going to get new bearings and seals, but don't want to do the diff and pinion bearings if they don't need it. When I did the fluid last year, there was no stripper glitter in there, I'll have to drain and check it now. But the fluid at the fill plug has no glitter. Would the failed bearing have ruined the other bearings or spider gears? Hell, the ring and pinion for that matter? I also assume that the axle is probably bad on the roller surface. The looseness has not yet compromised the seal though. Opinions? All new parts to revamp the axle would be over $700 including a new gear set.