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post #1 of 4 Old 05-24-2003, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel bearings and an "arbor press"?

I'm new at the forum thing and automotive repair, so please bear with me. Thanks.

I have an 82 Scrambler that I am replacing the rear wheel bearings on; besides not being able to get the hubs off, the Chilton's manual claims I need an "arbor press" to change out the bearings. Is this true? What is an "arbor press"? And where do I get one? My mechanic friend has never heard of one, nor has anyone at autozone. Any thoughts?

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an arbor press is a hand operated press you pull on a handle to get the pressure

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SOP for Rear Wheel Bearing!

Cut off old bearings and press on new, arbor or otherwise.

I suppose if you had a piece of pipe a little larger than the ID of the bearing you could drive the bearing on but the press allows a more controlled install. Don't get the pipe too big so it hits the bearing area itself.



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Do yourself a favor and drop bucks on 1-piece axles... no reason to take it all apart twice.

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