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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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AMC 20 HD bearing ?s

Just wondering how the 20HD axleshaft bearings are held in place. Is there a retainer collar like on a standard 20 with one piece axles and the backing plate on the other side? I guess what I'm really trying to ask is how do you change out the bearings. Thanks.

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Re: AMC 20 HD bearing ?s

yep, retaining collar, it easy toi drill/ct it off, but a little harder to rpess one back on.

IM planning on doing mine myself, with a cooler full of ice water, and a long length of pipe that just fits over the axle.

hoping to heat the bearings and collar in the oven, cool the shaft in the ice water, then tap them on.

well see, or maybe you will first!


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Re: AMC 20 HD bearing ?s

Thanks. You'll probably get to it before me. I was suppose to pick up the 20 today, but doesn't look like I'm going to have time. Do you have any freezer space? I'll probably stand the shaft upright in mine overnight when I do it (no wife to complain about it). Don't know if you have a press, but can't you put the shaft through the press plates and press everything on pressing down on the hub flange?

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Re: AMC 20 HD bearing ?s

a press would be grand!

I dont have one, and IM too lazy to make one.

a buddy of mine put carrier bearings on a dana 44 carrier with an oven, and a cooler full of ice water, they slide right on.
so thats probably what Ill try, if it doesnt work, Ill spend the $15 and have a local shop press them on.

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