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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 09:19 PM
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Spindle bearing removal

Does anyone have a trick or best practice to remove the bearing from inside the spindle? Thanks.
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Re: Spindle bearing removal

i made a tool that you screw a bolt in and it spreads out the punch to bang out the on bearing. Before that i used a steel rod with a 45 bent in it to get to the bearing. I also ground the end so it would be sitting flat on the bearing with the 45 bent into it.

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Re: Spindle bearing removal

I took mine to a machine shop and they cut them out. I tried to bend a punch and knock them out, but they were in there tight. IMO $25.00 at the machine shop was well spent.
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[img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I'm shocked and horrified at some of the methods outlined in these posts; [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] shocked I tell you. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] What you can do is to carefully grind two opposing sides of a heavy washer so you can slip it into the bearing bore and then past the race and then turn it so it engages the edges of the race with the long sides. Then a bolt goes through that, then a big socket to stand on the hub, then a washer and nut.Tightening the nut pulls the big ground-edge washer up against the bearing race and carefully extracts the bearing. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I don't usually let my least-experienced moonguys [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] do this, but most journeyman-level moons [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] can do it and not even damage the bearing. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Spindle bearing removal

I didn't have trouble just using a drift punch going round and round the edge and striking lightly with the hammer.

Before you remove it, pay attention to how deep it is in the spindle so you will know how to put the new one back. It does not press all the way in until the shoulder stops it.
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It does not press all the way in until the shoulder stops it.


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Why not, I've always put them in until the bearing was tight against the shoulder in the hub. I want to hear this.
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