Posted by Cliff Robb on January 22, 1999 at 10:18:51:
In Reply to: Re: rear wheel hub play posted by Peter Florance on January 19, 1999 at 18:18:49:
I can't picture in my mind any pullers I have seen that would do the job, but there may be something out there. It's one of those "BMW Special Tool" type procedures. I think a good way to go would be to get a short section of pipe that would just fit inside the diameter of the bearing race, then you could pound the bearings in & out with even pressure. Using the drift puch worked satisfactory for me, and I think it would be perfectly fine for anyone not doing this procedure on a regular basis. CV allen bolts on my car were no problem at all once I got all the crap out of the heads. Any rust you see will be pretty much on the outside only. While my halfshafts were out, I cleaned them up & gave them a coat of black paint.
: : That procedure is what I remember doing. The Doosie is "knock out bearings". I used a long drift punch going around the perimiter of the bearing to work it out slowly. Put the new ones in the same way. Tip: Pull the half shafts & loosen the big axle nuts with the tires still contacting the ground. Then when you have to torque the nut back on, get it as tight as you can & finish torque it with the tire mounted & contacting the ground again. R&R on the bearings took me 2 hours if I remember right. If I took the arms to a guy with a press he could probably do the job in 10 minutes. YMMV.
: 1. Would a bearing puller work?
: 2. Were the allen bolts for the half shafts tough to get off? They look pretty dirty (rusted?).
: Actually, I know a small manufacturer near by that has all that kind of stuff (they make small printing presses). So could I pull both hubs ans take them there?
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