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Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Re: How to replace D44 rear wheel bearing?
Position the axle shaft in a vise.
Remove the retaining ring by drilling a 1/4 inch hole about 3/4 of the way through the ring, then using a cold chisel over the hole, split the ring.
Remove the bearing with an arbor press, discard the seal and remove the retainer plate.
Installation is the reverse of removal. The new bearing must be pressed on. Make sure it is squarely seated.