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Unread 07-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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dana 44 wheel bearings

OK so i'm a little confused on this. Internet sources tell me SKF BR10 or Timken U399 are the ones to get.

Got some SKF BR10s and the thing looks like a unit bearing. That is, i cannot remove the bearing race, which i was going to install into the housing. My question is ... if i press the bearing onto the axle shaft, then press the axle shaft into the housing ... how the hell do i get it out ?

The bearing i just removed came out with the cone on the axle shaft and the race in the housing, which is what i expected to find with the BR 10.

Is this SKF BR 10 the wrong one to use after all???

Thanks.

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Unread 07-03-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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I seem to recall that my bearings were together (cone and race) when I did mine and install at the same time. When I removed the axle the race stayed in the houseing like yours did. So it all sounds good.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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you gotta remove the bearing race before installing the new shaft. got a slide hammer?

see here:
Getting the Shaft: Replacing An Axle Shaft
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I seem to recall that my bearings were together (cone and race) when I did mine and install at the same time. When I removed the axle the race stayed in the houseing like yours did. So it all sounds good.
I just did some more online searches and apprently that's how it really is and i did not buy a wrong bearing.

But what happens with it installed that makes the race stick in there but not removable prior to installing the axle-shaft???

Either way, thanks, just wanted to confirm before i stick everything in there and realize i cant get it out LOL
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you gotta remove the bearing race before installing the new shaft. got a slide hammer?

see here:
Getting the Shaft: Replacing An Axle Shaft
I don't know where you found that article, but toss it back. I've replaced at least 50 Dana 44 Set 10 bearings and not a single time have I done more than hook the race with both thumbs and wiggle it right out of the housing end.

The vast majority of cups are temporily glued to the cones for shipping and installation. The old cup should be removed from the housing end and if you wish, a simple tap with a screwdriver will separate the new cup off the cone if you want to install it first, although there is no need to.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
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The vast majority of cups are temporily glued to the cones for shipping and installation. The old cup should be removed from the housing end and if you wish, a simple tap with a screwdriver will separate the new cup off the cone if you want to install it first, although there is no need to.
excellent info mrblaine. Thanks much, it makes total sense now
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