Re: How to remove rear wheel bearings?
When I grenaded the rear diff in my `82 Blazer, I used a long piece (6'?) of electrical conduit. I had the diff and all the guts removed, of course, then slid the conduit through the opposite end of the axle (through the pipe)until it made contact with the bearing race on the other side of the axle. A couple blows with a 3# hammer around the bearing's race and the whole thing flies right out.
You should be able to do the same thing if you have both axle shafts out. Just slide the conduit through the holes in the differential where the axle shafts slide in. You should still be able to move a 1/2" piece of conduit around enough to get at the race on the bearings.
I tried all kinds of stuff and all I did was break the races. When I thought about using a pipe (as described above), I had both bearings & races out in under 5 minutes.
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