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Standed 300miles from home!!!Bearing issue

The rear end suddenly started to shake and when I pulled over the rim was really hot. I suspected binding brakes and took the wheel off, brakes were fine but I can move the wheel quite a bit side/side, it also makes a clonking noise from the hub when I do that.
I´m really far from home but I do have some tools, is there a way of adjusting the bearings? From the outside it looks like the bearings are not tapered but I really hope that I´m wrong.

What can I do?
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I'm no expert but there's no local garage/mechanic to help ? Good luck hope it is sorted.

(Is the bearing properly greased?)
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Rear wheel bearing is not tapered. If the hub is damaged, you're probably better off picking up a good used rear control arm. Good luck!

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I managed to loosen the driveshaft enough to look at the backside of the hub. There was a big slotted nut that had become loosened and I could tighten it with a screwdriver and a hammer.
That was enough to take me home!!!

How do I get to the bearings?
I still feel like I should check them out, just to be on the safe side.
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Finally I got the time to start looking at this bearing thing. I have some problems already:
1. how do I get the driveshaft out from the diff? Seems like there´s not enough room to pull it out, do I have to take off the shock and push down the control arm?

2. How is the hub attached to the control arm, obviously there´s the big nut with four slots in it at the inside, but is that all that holds it together?

3. Are the bearings pressed on the hub or in the control arm (outer race)?
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