In general, Bearing cover/cap can pop mainly for 2 reasons.
1. Cover is bent up etc over time from remove/replace for bearing/brake work.
2. Too much grease + heat = push out the cover and/or seal. Grease problem Likely shouldn't you problem... Fiero seals are very weak and won't seal any pressure. Many if you stuff the cap w/ grease.
add 1 more for racing case...
3. autox etc + heavy brake use could make the hub area on rotating part to expand just enough so bent up cover can't hold.
Dorman etc have covers but often the catalogs are useless. problem is 1 cover often fits thousands of cars/trucks.
Many stuff the cap and area between bearings w/ grease. That is wrong.
Only coat those areas and spindle so they don't rust.Why? Correct grease will not move at all.
What grease are in the bearings after packing them are the only lube needed.
(ETA-> ) Best way to drive new caps is to find metal/plastic pipe etc so driving effort is loaded on the bent area that stop you to drive too much. 1.5 plastic pipe should drive the cap w/o any problem.
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[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 05-18-2015).]