axle bearing install/removal
I pressed a new bearing onto the shaft of a D44 and it seems that it did not seat properly on the shoulder of the shaft, but it will not move any further. The new bearing is of a different design than the one that came off (single piece versus two piece), but the same style bearing went on the other shaft without much fuss (it was a Spicer, this one is a Timken). I verified that it is the correct bearing. Is it safe to assume that it is supposed to seat completely on the shoulder? Of course, I already had the other one installed, and I really don't want to yank it back out for comparison purposes. If it is not acceptable the way it is (at least 1/16 In. from being completely seated), how can I get it back off without cutting it off? I can't figure out how to configure my Harbor Freight shop press to get it off and I can't imagine cutting it off without destroying the new seal as well.
- 83 Scrambler, AMC 360, Edelbrock intake, Howell fuel injection, 32in. BFG MT, 2in. Superlift, stock axles.
- 85 CJ-10a, work in progress
Originally Posted by 75*CJ View Post
Edit: Hmmm. On second thought, maybe I did cut the bearing off with a Dremel cutoff disc. Just make sure not to cut into the axle shaft. Cut into the bearing inner race then split it with a cold chisel.
Last edited by 80cj; 01-21-2010 at 09:05 PM. Reason: Edit. on second thought...
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